1909 Rare Architecture First Edition Bound by Sangorski - WESTMINSTER ABBEY by Francis Bond.
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Author: Bond, Francis.
Title: WESTMINSTER ABBEY by Francis Bond.
Publisher: London; Henry Frowde/Oxford University Press, 1909. FIRST EDITION.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 6 ".
Pages: xvi, 332 pages +  publisher's catalog.
Binding: Near fine Exquisite binding finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (signed "Bound for R.D. Steedman by Sangorski & Sutcliffe") in forest green half-morocco leather with five raised bands, gilt titles and foliate decoration to spine, gilt fillet to edges and lighter green cloth covered boards (hinges fine, spine slightly sunned - as shown, small bump to the upper right corner edge of front cover - as shown) top edge gilt. Under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good, near fine, content (bright, tight, and clean, richly adorned with photographs and black & white plates and plans throughout, including frontispiece with tissue guard).
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated with photographs, black & white plates, and plans throughout.
The book: Rare and Beautiful FIRST EDITION of WESTMINSTER ABBEY by Francis Bond. This tome is a rich tribute to one of the most historic and iconic buildings in the United Kingdom. Westminster Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The church we see today was begun by Henry III in 1245. It's also been a venue for many royal weddings, including Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, and Prince William and Catherine Middleton. This book, with its comprehensive exploration and heavily illustrated pages, encapsulates the essence and grandeur of this architectural masterpiece, making it a must-have for any history or architecture aficionado.
The author: Francis Bond (1864–1945) was a British church architect and architectural historian whose studies of English ecclesiastical architecture, especially of the Gothic period, became landmark works in their field. His expertise was demonstrated through a series of notable books, including his celebrated work on Westminster Abbey.
The binder: Sangorski & Sutcliffe is a firm of bookbinders established in London in 1901. It is considered to be one of the most important bookbinding companies of the 20th century, famed for its luxurious jeweled bindings that used real gold and gemstones in their designs.
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