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Contrasts: or, a parallel between the noble edifices of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and similar buildings of the present day; shewing the present decay of taste. Accompanied by appropriate text

1836
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (English, 1812–1852), Printed by James Moyes


Dimensions

Overall: 30.2 x 24.1 x 1.3 cm (11 7/8 x 9 1/2 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2016.416

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book

Not On View

Classifications

Illustrated books

(London, printed for the Author and published by him, at St. Marie’s Grange, near Salisbury, Wilts., 1836); letterpress with title page printed in red and black; preliminary plate and 13 etched plates.

Markings

Original bookseller's ticket on u.c. of front pastedown: Andrew Rutherglen, Glasgow; 19th-century bookplate of John Tennant; modern bookplate of the architectural historian Gavin Stamp

Provenance

About 1835, Andrew Rutherglen Bookseller, Glasgow [see note 1]. 19th century, John Tennant (b. 1796 – d. 1878), Glasgow [see note 2]. By 2015, sold by Gavin Stamp, London, to Hugh Pagan Ltd. Antiquarian Bookdealers, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England; June 2015, sold by Hugh Pagan to Charles Wood (dealer), Cambridge, MA; 2016, sold by Charles Wood to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 28, 2016)

NOTES: [1] His label is on the inside cover of the book. [2] The book bears his bookplate.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund