by Winterthur, Switzerland. Historisch-Antiquarischen Verein in Winterthur
(16) pp. introductory material incl. title, foreword, and substantial descriptions, by A. Hafner, of stained glass works in churches and other buildings throughout Switzerland, many from the late Gothic period, extensive scholarly notes including bibliographic material, 60 excellent plates including 14 in superb color. Some foxing on title and a few other pages, some minor foxing at edges of a few plates, a few small chips and nicks at edges of a few plates, otherwise in fine condition. Large folio. Orig. boards portfolio. Berlin (Bruno Hessling) 1896. Second edition. A very rare work, with lavish production values accompanied by serious scholarship, intended to provide an overview of the art of stained glass in Switzerland. The work was originally issued in 10 parts, with 6 plates each; this second edition collates all sections and has extra text. As of October 2015, WorldCat locates 3 holdings of the 1890 edition in North American libraries. (Inventory #: 47439)
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