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Historical And Descriptive Essays Accompanying A Series Of Engraved Specimens Of The Architectural Antiquities Of Normandy. Edited by John Britton, F.S.A., M.R.S.L., Honorary Member Of The Society Of Antiquaries Of Normandy, Etc. The Subjects Measured And Drawn By Augustus Pugin, Architect; Honorary Member Of The Society Of Antiquaries Of Normandy. And Engraved By John And Henry Le Keux.

John Britton

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Printed For The Proprietors, J. Britton, 17, Burton Street; A. Pugin, 105, Great Russell Street; J. Le Keux, Penton Place, Pentonville; And H. Le Keux, Dorset Street, Portman Square., [1825]-M.DCCC.XXVIII

Physical Description

Add. etch. title-plate, 4p., [71] engraved plates, viii, xx, 40 p.; 290 mm.

General Note

The plates were issued in parts between 1825 and 1828. The accompanying letterpress was given away free to subscribers, probably with the final part. Thus some copies exclude some or all of the letterpress, and take their title from the etched title-plate issued in February 1827, which reads: Pugin and Le Keux's Specimens of the Architectural Antiquities of Normandy. In this volume the etched title-plate, list of plates and etched plates are bound before the accompanying letterpress.

The plates, including the title-plate, are assigned the numbers 1-80 in the letterpress list (p. [1]-4 at the beginning). However, there are six double-page plates, each assigned two numbers. The final four plates consist of two coppers, each printed twice, the second copy with hand-colouring.

The printer statement is on the verso of the title-page, 'London: Printed by J. Moyes, Took's Court, Chancery Lane.' The plates are signed as printed by McQueen, Hayward and Barnett.

The letterpress includes a dedication to Jeffry Wyatville, Esq., R.A., F.S.A.; The Editor's Preface (p. v-viii); Introduction: embracing a brief review of the characteristics of Christian Architecture in Normandy (p. i-xx), followed by the principal essay (p. 1-40).

Binding Note

The spine is labelled in gold, 'Pugin Antiquities of Normandy'.


Church architecture France Normandy, Architecture, Gothic France Normandy , Architecture Normandy , Cathedrals France Normandy


Augustus Charles Pugin, source artist, publisher
John Le Keux, engraver, publisher
Henry Le Keux, engraver, publisher
John Britton, publisher
Sir Jeffry Wyatville RA, dedicatee
James Moyes, printer
William Benjamin McQueen, printer
J. Hayward, printer
Barnett and Co., printer