Examples of Gothic architecture; selected from various ancient edifices in England: consisting of plans, elevations, sections, and parts at large; calculated to exemplify the various styles, and the practical construction of this admired class of architecture: accompanied by historical and descriptive accounts. By A. Pugin, - Architect. The literary part by E. J. Willson, F.S.A.
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London: Printed for the Author, Augustus Pugin, 105, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, 1831-1838
3 vols.; 285 mm.
Vol. I: xviii, 4, 66 p., additional etched title-plate, 73 etched plates. The etched title-plate is lettered 'Examples of Gothic Architecture, by A. Pugin, Architect. Consisting of Plans, Sections, Elevations and Details. Vol. I.' On the title-plate the lettering is set within an elevation of the west front of the Great Gateway at Magdalen College, Oxford, and is dated January 1830. It is lettered 'Domestic Architecture' above the gateway. Printer statement on verso of title-page, 'London: J. Moyes, Castle Street, Leicester Square.' Bound at end of the volume, 'A Series of Views, Illustrative of Pugin's Examples of Gothic Architecture' by Joseph Nash, published as a supplement to volume I. Vol. II: title-page as Vol. I to 'Vol. II. By A.Pugin, and A. W. Pugin, Architects, The Literary Part by E. J. Willson, Architect, F.S.A.'. [v]-viiii, v-xix, 67 p., 73 etched plates including the title-plate. The title-plate, by A. W. N. Pugin, depicts a 15th century architect at work in his study. The volume's publication statement reads, 'London: Printed for the Executors of the late Augustus Pugin, and Augustus Welby Pugin, and sold by Thos. L. Walker. Architect, one of the Executors, at his office 106 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury. 1836.' Printer statement on verso of title-page, 'London: J. Moyes, Castle Street, Leicester Square.' Vol. III, part I: The History and Antiquities of the Vicars' Close, Wells ... consisting of plans, elevations, sections, and parts at large; from sketches and admeasurements ... by A. W. Pugin ... under the direction of the late A. Pugin ... accompanied by historical and descriptive accounts, by Thomas Larkins Walker, etc. 1836. viii, , 28 p., 25 etched plates. Vol. III, part II: The History and Antiquities of the Manor House and Church at Great Chalfield, Wiltshire ... By Thomas Larkins Walker, etc. 1837. , 26, 2,  p., 28 etched plates. Vol. III, part III: The History and Antiquities of the Manor House, at South Wraxhall, and the Church of Saint Peter, at Biddestone, Wiltshire ... By Thomas Larkins Walker, etc. 1838. , 27,  p., 2 folded tables, 22 etched plates.
Front pastedown in each volume carries an armorial bookplate with the owner's name, Alfred William Moberly.
Spine lettered 'Pugin's Gothic Architecture', 'Vol. I [-III].' and 'R.A.' Vol. I bound with one other.
Architecture, Gothic England