Illustrations of the architectural ornaments and embellishments, and painted glass, of the Temple Church, London. From drawings specially made, by permission, by W. R. H. Essex. With an account of the recent restoration of the church, by Sydney Smirke, Architect, F.S.A. F.G.S. etc. etc. etc.

Richard Hamilton Essex

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: John Weale, 59. High Holborn, 1845

Physical Description

15, [1] pages, 29 plates (chiefly colour, 3 double): col. illus, folded plan; 380 mm.

General Note

Includes, 'An Account of the Temple Church' by Sydney Smirke (p. 1-8). Printer statement on verso of half-title, 'London: Printed by A. Spottiswoode, New-Street-Square.' Also on the verso of half-title is a notice by the publisher, John Weale, that he had purchased the drawings by Essex and Smirke had written an account of the church for him and that therefore the copyright of all the plates and the text, according to 'the recent Acts of Parliament', reside with him.

Binding Note

Spine lettered 'Temple Church'.


Temple Church (London, England) , Knights Templars , Temple Church (London, England) History , Temple Church (London) Architecture History


Sydney Smirke RA, contributor
John Weale, publisher/bookseller
Richard Hamilton Essex, draughtsman
John Henry Le Keux, engraver
A. Spottiswoode (London), printer
Day and Haghe (London), lithographer