Boston, MA: G. H. Polley & Co., n.d. Reprint. Decorated Boards. Folio, with 55 full page b/w plates. Good; cover has small stain and is heavily edgeworn; text block very good. Item #19865
Very uncommon. Beautiful, clearly-detailed plates of Elizabethan architectural ornamentation of all kinds from throughout England. Includes detailed work on fireplaces, staircases, entrance halls, ceilings, chimney pieces, etc. Some of the famous properties include Aston Hall, Charlton House, Crewe Hall, Burton Agness Hall, and more. (Note: "Crewe" is spelled correctly on the plates of Crewe Hall but incorrectly ("Crew") on the list of plates. A gold mine of visual material.