Pugin's Gothic Ornaments Selected from Various Buildings in England and France
100 lithograph plates, from the library of American architect Joseph Bell Deremer
Assumed first edition, hardback, rebound in clean blue buckram with contrasting title label to spine and new pastedowns and endpapers. 29.5 × 22.5cm. Unpaginated but with lithograph title page and 100 lithograph plates.
Pugin snr's source book of Gothic ornaments, with the illustrated plates dating from 1828–1831. Many are floral and foliate designs rendered from panels, capitals, borders, brackets, friezes, grotesques, and other decorative elements from such architectural landmarks as New College Chapel at Oxford and Rouen Cathedral.
Plate no 82 is coloured as called for.
This copy is stamped on the title page by Joseph Bell Deremer, an American architect from North Dakota.
All plates are present and in good order. There is some offsetting and foxing, and one of the fold out plates is a little loose where bound in. The inner binding is however very strong, having been professionally rebound. A very good copy.
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