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An encyclopædia of architecture historical, theoretical, & practical. By Joseph Gwilt, F.S.A., F.R.A.S. Illustrated with more than eleven hundred engravings on wood by R. Branston from drawings by John Sebastian Gwilt. A new edition, revised, with alterations and considerable additions, by Wyatt Papworth, Fellow ofthe Royal Institute of British Architects. Additionally illustrated with nearly four hundred engravings on wood by O. Jewitt; and more than one hundred other woodcuts.

Joseph Gwilt

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1867

Physical Description

xx, 1364 p.: illus.; 218 mm.

General Note

First published in 1842. Half-title reads, 'Architecture; historical, theoretical, and practical' with the printer statement on the verso, 'London / Printed by Spottiswoode and Co. /New-Street Square'. Title-page is printed in red and black.

Biographical 'Memoir' of Joseph Gwilt by Wyatt Papworth, p. xiii-xvi.

Includes index (p. 1319-1364), glossary (p. 1109-1318) with 'Brief synoptical list of the principal architects known in history, and their chief works' (p. 1121-1139, 1280-1282) and 'A catalogue of the principal and most useful works to the student of architecture' (p. 1140-1149, 1282-1301).

Binding Note

Spine lettered in gold, 'Encyclopædia of Architecture' and 'Gwilt'.

Name as Subject


Architecture Dictionaries and encyclopedias, Architects