Church Architecture Plans Elevations And Views Of Twenty-One Churches And Two School-Houses; Photo-Lithographed From Original Drawings With Numerous Illustrations, etc.
by Withers, Frederick Clarke
NY: A.J. Bicknell, 1873. First edition. Hardcover. Recased in green cloth with original front cover, decorated and lettered in blind laid-down. Fine.. 22 pages in text. Large folio, 48 x 36 cm. Fifty-one lithographed plates with descriptive letterpress, plus thirty-seven text illustration, and chromolithograph plate of Minton tiles. Twenty-one churches and two school houses presented -- plans, elevations and views. Title page in red and black, decorative red border frames text contents. Considered a premier work of 19th century American architectural literature. KARPEL T677, notes F.R. Kowsky's monograph on Withers who stated stated this work was among the first American works to be considered elegant architecture. HITICHCOCK 1414. Fresh, clean copy; small library stamp on title the only ex-library marking (plates are unstamped). (Inventory #: 17903)
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