4to, pp. 32, with 30 litho plates of which 3 are colour printed in red, green and gold, some foxing; nicely printed by Whittingham with a characteristic title-page in red and black with ornamented initials, original blindstamped cloth, rebacked.
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First edition of this scholarly study of gothic pulpits by a student of the elder Pugin.
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