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    Rev. John Lewis Petit. Remarks on Architectural Character. By the Rev. J. L. Petit, M. A. Read Before The Lichfield Architectural Society At Their General Meeting in 1845. Oxford: John Henry Parker, 1846. Krown & Spellman retail: $125. Folio. A-D2. 15, [1]pp. 44 full page engraved plates of architectural sketches of English ecclesiastical edifices. Full contemporary red cloth with embossed ruling and paneling, title in center of front board in gilt lettering, boards worn and water damaged. Boards disbound, but rear board held to text by leather thong ties. Rebacked at some point. Light browning and foxing, dampstains along edges. Pencil marks on lower corners of plates. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    John Louis Petit (1801-1868), architectural historian and watercolour painter. "Petit's books come from a rich period in England for research, publication, and debate on architectural history. His writing style was accessible and the illustrations attractive..." [Oxford DNB]

     

    Avery 772. OCLC: 6680974.

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    February, 2016
    11th Thursday
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