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WEALE, John. (ed)
Divers Works of Early Masters...

Published
London: John Weale, 1846.
Plates
32
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
0-5000
Published
London: John Weale, 1846.
Ref
588

Elephant folio (545 x 385 mm.) Two vols. Contemporary quarter red morocco; marbled endpapers; top edges gilt; boards slightly rubbed; hinges cracked and worn in places. Lithograph frontispiece tinted lithograph half-title title-page + 52pp. a number of woodcut figures within the text; lithograph half-title for Volume 1 repeated and 49 plates composed of the following; 3 full-page b/w engravings 28 lithographs including 2 triple-folded and 10 double-page 15 full-page b/w lithographs 2 tinted lithographs and 1 hand-coloured lithograph; light scattered spotting as usual, otherwise a very good set. The present work was borne of a visit made by John Weale to Holland where he purchased a set of facsimile drawings of the painted glass windows belonging to the church at |Gouda. These are reproduced as chromolithographs printed under the supervision of Owen Jones and John Waller. Alongside are colour and black and white plates of similar windows in the church of St Jacques Liege St. George's Chapel Windsor West Wickham Church and a group of churches in York. Coloured plates in order: Volume 1. 1. Frontis. West Window of St. Georges Chapel Windsor. Volume 2. 2. St. Jacques. Liege. Groining over Nave. 3. St. Jacques. Liege. Plan of Groining at Intersection of Nave and Transept. 4. St. Jacques. Liege. Plan of Groin. 5. St. Jacques. Liege. One Compartment of Groin from Choir with Medallions & Bosses. 6. St. Jacques. Liege. A Compartment from Groin at Intersection of Transept. 7. St. Jacques. Liege. One Compartment of Groin & Bosses from Nave. 8. St. Jacques. Liege. [section of stained glass window] (folding plate) 9. St. Jacques. Liege. [section of stained glass window] (folding plate) 10. St. Jacques. Liege. [section of stained glass window] (double page) 11. St. Jacques. Liege. Window in Choir on left hand looking east. (double page) 12. St. Jacques. Liege. Window in Choir. (double page) 13. St. Jacques. Liege. [section of stained glass window] (double page) 14. St. Jacques. Liege. [section of stained glass window] (double page) 15. St. Jacques. Liege. [section of stained glass window] (double page) 16. St. Jacques. Liege. [section of stained glass window] (double page) 17. St. Jacques. Liege. [section of stained glass window] (double page) 18. St. Jacques. Liege. [section of stained glass window] (double page) 19. St. Jacques. Liege. [section of stained glass window] (double page) 20. Letter. With coloured illuminated borders and initial capital letters from the 14th century. 21. Selection of coloured capital letters, illuminated borders, etc., from the 14th century. 22. West Wickham Church. Virgin and Child. 23. Image from the Tracery of the East Window of the South Aisle of St. Martins Church, Micklegate, York. 24. St. Anne teaching the Virgin to read. From the East Window of All Saints, York. 25. St. Christopher carrying our Redeemer. From All Saints, East Window, North Street, York. 26. St. John the Baptist. From the East Window, All Saints, North Street, York. 27. West Window of Nave, York Cathedral. 28. As above. 29. As Above. 30. Lower part of East Window, Ancaster Malbis Church. 31. Emblem of The Trinity - St. John Church. 32. Head of Our Saviour from St. Mary's Castle Gate, York.