Burlington, VT: Smith & Harrington, 1836. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp 46 plus twelve plates; glossary of technical terms in Gothic architecture. Good; foxing, heaving ink stain on most pages. Item #19330
The author is the bishop of Protestant Episcopal Church in Vermont. The designs are for church buildings in stone; in addition to decorative details there are several complete building designs, which were influential, and copied, especially in Vermont. This copy is complete with the added lithographic title page, lacking in some copies. A charming book with a real feel of rusticity. This book covers the origin, history and cost of Gothic architecture for churches, and discusses monuments, statues, pictures, ceilings, pews, and colors used in Gothic churches.