Record number 06/2351
Author Wickes, Charles, fl. ca. 1853 - 1859?
TitleIllustrations Of The Spires And Towers Of The Mediaeval Churches of England; Preceded By Some Observations On The Architecture Of The Middle Ages, And Its Spire-Growth. By Charles Wickes, Architect. [Epigraph.] In Two Volumes. - Vol. I. Spires. (II. Towers.) (Supplemental Volume.)
ImprintLondon:: John Weale, Architectural Library, 59, High Holborn; And Ackermann & Co., Print Publishers, 96, Strand, By Appointment, To Her Majesty The Queen, H.R.H. Prince Albert, Etc., M.DCCC.LIII.-IV. [- M.DCCC.LVIII - LIX.]
Physical Description3 vols. in one; 558 mm.
Physical Description NoteVol. I: [2], ii, [4], 12 p., 26 pl. (incl. frontis.). - Vol. II: [4], 18 p., 26 pl. (incl. frontis.). - Vol. III: [6] p., 20 pl. (incl. frontis.).
Content Format NoteVol. I: [Frontis., t.p.] - Preface - List of Plates and Subjects - Chronological List of Subjects - [Text]; [colophon] - [Plates 2-26]. - Vol. II: [Frontis., t.p.] - List of Plates and Subjects - [Text] - [Plates 2-26]. - Vol. III: [Frontis., t.p.] - List of Plates and Subjects. Spires. (Towers.) - [Plates 2-20].
Summary NoteEach title-plate carries a slightly different imprint, Vol. II. reading 'London: William Mort Thompson, 32, Sackville Street. And Ackermann ... M.DCCC.LIV-V.', and Vol. III reading 'London: Thompson And Co., 111, Strand, M.DCCC.LVIII-LIX.'
Responsibility NoteThe text of Volume II is signed as by E.A. Freeman.

All plates are signed as drawn by Charles Wickes. Most are also signed as lithographed by A. Newman, W. Butler or F. Bedford, but no lithographer's signature appears on plates 9, 17, 23-5 of Volume II.

Each plate carries the imprint of the lithographic printers, Day & Son.

The printer is named on the title-page versos of Volumes I and II and in the colophon of Volume I: 'London: Printed By J. Wertheimer And Co., Circus Place, Finsbury.'
SubjectArchitecture - Churches - Cathedrals - Spires - Towers - Great Britain - History - Gothic
Art history - Views - Elevations - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Great Britain - 19th century
ReproductionsA version on microfiche was published in 1997 (Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey).
ReferencesOn Ackermann as lithographic printer see M. Twyman, Rudolf Ackermann and lithography (1983).
Binding Note19th-century half green morocco, marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Wickes - Spires And Towers Of England' and 'R.A.'
Contributors Freeman, Edward Augustus, 1823 - 1892
Wickes, Charles, fl. ca. 1853 - 1859?, draughtsman
Newman, Alfred, 1866, lithographer
Butler, William, 1824 - 1870, lithographer
Bedford, Francis, 1816 - 1894, lithographer
Weale, John, 1791 - 1862, publisher
Thompson, William Mort, fl. ca. 1858 - 1859?, publisher
Wertheimer, John, 1883, printer
Day and Son. lithographic printer
Ackermann and Company (London)
Thompson and Company (London). publisher
J. Wertheimer and Company (London). printer
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