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Bowman, Henry, 1814–1883
Specimens of the ecclesiastical architecture of Great Britain, from the Conquest to the Reformation / by Henry Bowman, Architect.
Additional Title(s):

Specimens of ancient ecclesiastical architecture

Ecclesiastical architecture of Great Britain, from the Conquest to the Reformation
London : John W. Parker, West Strand, MDXXXXLVI [1846]
Physical Description:
[111] p. in various pagings, [1], 62 leaves of plates) : ill. ; 33 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA5461 .B696 1846+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
The work was originally projected to comprise several volumes to cover at least 27 English counties (cf. p. [4] of covers, pts. 1-7). No more published.
Originally issues in 12 montly parts, with title: The ecclesiastical architecture of Great Britain, from the Conquest to the Reformation ... Parts 1-4 have statement of responsibility on covers: "By Henry Bowman and James Hadfield." Title page, added engraved t.p., and other preliminaries issued with part. 12.
Title on added engraved title page: Specimens of ancient ecclesiastical architecture / with views, plans, details &c by Henry Bowman ; lithographed by Standige & Co.
Printed by Harrison and Co., St. Martin's Lane. Illustrations printed by Standidge & Co.
Letterpress relating to each church illustrated is separately paged and plates are also numbered in separate sequence in roman numerals.
Illustrations: 63 full-page lithographs (9 col., including added t.p.); numerous small ill. in the text.
Eng. cat. of books, v. 1, p. 84
British Museum. General catalogue of printed books to 1955 (compact edition), v. 3, p. 1162
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards.
Subject Terms:
Cathedrals -- Great Britain.
Church architecture -- Great Britain.
Church buildings -- Great Britain.
Church decoration and ornament -- Great Britain.
Harrison & Co. -- Printer.
Parker, John W. -- Publisher.
Standidge & Co. -- Printer.
Lithographs -- 1846
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1846.
Hadfield, James.

  • Norbury Church, Devonshire
  • Lambley Church, Nottinghamshire
  • Castle Rising Church, Norfolk
  • Chaddesley-Corbet Church, Worcestershire
  • Long-Ashton Church, Somersetshire
  • Rudford Church, Gloucestershire
  • Ruskington Church, Lincolnshire.

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