The Palace of Architecture: A Romance of Art and History

Wightwick, George

Published by James Fraser, 1840
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An English language publication. Presumed first printing of the first edition, 1840. Author's preface dated March 1840. Printed by Levy, Robson and Franklyn, London. Presumed bound in London or vicinity, possibly by Westley, Son and Jarvis, London. NOT ex-library. Contemporary dark buckram binding, the spine overlaid with green bookbinder's tape, onto which the original buckram spine has been backed. Both boards with crisp gilt-stamped design in a triangle shape and with blind-stamped decorative motifs near the corners. The backed spine with somewhat faded gilt-stamped lettering, especially so near the tail. Overall a clean binding, with some scuffing or rubbing to the boards and to the lower third of the spine. Gently bumped spine head and tail, and with bumped and abraded upper and lower corners of the front board. Text block firmly bound in. 11.5 x 7.5 inches. New pastedowns and FEPs. Original front FEP with gift inscription of in a neat ink hand and dated May 17, 1980. All page edges deckled to a handsome effect. With XX and 219 numbered pages of text. Note that pp. 171 through 180 are inserted out of sequence, between pp. 152 and 153. With a charming map, as called for, full-page and hand-colored. Also with 67 B&W or sepia-tone engravings [steel-cut?], including head-pieces as well as full-page plates, and with small B&W woodcut illustrations sprinkled throughout the text. Light to moderate foxing to the preliminaries and intermittent foxing to the internal pages. The engravings, save for occasional off-setting or spotting, are clean. Very tidy and simple bookplate of previous owner to the front pastedown. Else a very clean copy. Gently read. A Very Good Minus copy. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Palace of Architecture: A Romance of Art...
Publisher: James Fraser
Publication Date: 1840
Binding: Buckram
Book Condition: Very Good Minus
Edition: First Edition.

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Book Description London: James Fraser, 1840. Condition: Fair. thick quarto, 219 pp., all plates present; original gilt stamped cloth, however now disbound; internally clean. Seller Inventory # ZB1003979

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Book Description ReInk Books, 2017. SoftCover. Condition: New. Reprinted from 1840 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Seller Inventory # 454113662

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Book Description ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Seller Inventory # 152333733

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Book Description 2018. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. Condition: New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1840]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.) Language: eng. Seller Inventory # SD11010321976

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Published by London, James Fraser 1840. (1840)
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Book Description London, James Fraser 1840., 1840. A substantial volume by the Plymouth-based architect George Wighwick (1802-1872), in his youth briefly a pupil in the office of Sir John Soane. Its aim was to introduce his readers to the various styles of architecture by guiding them round the grounds of an imaginary royal palace, in which there are surrounding buildings in every architectural style from Egyptian to Neo-Classical. The architecture of the palace itself, designed in a mongrel classical style, is rather a let-down, but there are effective designs for other buildings in Egyptian, Greek, Gothic and Islamic styles, and a group of designs towards the end of the volume are in the manner of Wightwick?s old master Sir John Soane. BAL Cat 3634. 4to. xx + 219 + (1)pp, hand-coloured litho map, (37) engraved plates (irregularly numbered to 66, including frontispiece, the omitted numbers relating to the head-pieces in the text), 30 engraved headpieces, also 143 text woodcut ills. Contemporary quarter calf, cloth sides renewed, slight split to one joint of spine towards foot. Some worming at lower gutter towards end of volume. Ink presentation inscription dated 13 June 1873 from G.W.Harrison, Rotherham, Yorks., to W.J.O?Neill Daunt, Kilcascan Castle (O?Neill Daunt, an Irish Nationalist politician, had been MP (Liberal) for Mallow 1832-3). Twentieth century bookplate of Eamonn O?Higgins. Seller Inventory # 14133

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WIGHTWICK, George
Published by Fraser, London (1840)
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Book Description Fraser, London, 1840. hardcover. Condition: very good(+). First. xx + 219 + [1], engraved frontispiece, hand-coloured engraved map and 36 engraved plates. Thick 4to, 1/2 morocco; ex- lib. London: James Fraser, 1840. First Edition. Very good (+). A handsome and imposing work. The Palace of Architecture is written in the form of a narrative dream sequence intended to "promote a just appreciation of Architecture in the minds of all who are susceptible of the Beautiful, the Poetic, and the Romantic." The reader is invited into a domain in which examples of thirteen principal styles of architecture are situated and on which the author expounds. Seller Inventory # 265882

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