Boston: Haskell & Post, 1886. Two volumes. ,vii,152; ,,- 308pp., plus 130 plates including frontispieces. Half titles. Folio. Contemporary three- quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, raised bands, a.e.g. Boards and morocco scuffed. Dampstain in lower margin of rear eight leaves in first volume, not affecting images or text. Early ink inscription and small ownership stamp in front fly leaves. Overall very good. Item #WRCAM35861
A stunning collection of 130 plates with explanatory and descriptive text. The plates were printed in rich photogravure by the International Art Publishing Company, all from negatives made by the author or under his supervision. The book was intended for both the lay audience and the architectural community. A nice representation of the "deluxe" Victorian art book. HITCHCOCK 12.