The Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain Represented and Illustrated in a Series of Views, Elevations, Plans, Sections and Details, of [Various] Ancient English Edifices: With historical and descriptive accounts of Each. [Including the rare Volume V: “Chronological History and Graphic Illustrations of Christian Architecture in England – Embracing “A Critical Inquiry into the Rise, Progress and Perfection of this Species of Architecture; Also Eighty-six Plates of Plans, Sections, Elevations and Views with Historical and Descriptive Accounts of each Edifice and Subject; an Alphabetical List of Architects of the Middle Ages and Chronological Lists of Ancient Churches, Sepulchral Monuments, Pulpits, Fonts, Stone Crosses, etc. – A Dictionary of Architectural Terms and copious Indexes].
First Edition. Five Volumes [complete set]. London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme; J.Taylor, Architectural Library and the Author, 1807 – 1835. Quarto (24 cm x 30 cm). Complete with 278 plates. Original Hardcover (Volume I professionally rebound, Volumes 2, 3, 4 and 5, professionally repaired. All Volumes in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Only very few plates with faded dampstain to outer margins. An extraordinary set of architectural scenery in high-quality engravings.