|Author|| Warrington, William, 1796 - 1869|
|Title||The History of Stained Glass, From The Earliest Period Of The Art To The Present Time, Illustrated By Coloured Examples Of Entire Windows In The Various Styles. - By William Warrington. -|
|Imprint||London:: Published By The Author, Berkeley Street West. -, M.DCCC.XLVIII., [Printed By J.B. Nichols And Son, 25, Parliament Street.]|
|Physical Description||. iv. , [1-]7, , 10-15, , 18-38, , 40-48, , 50-58, , 60, , 62-72,  p., add. engr. t.pl., engr. dedic., 25 pl. (4 dble. or fold.); 535 mm. (Folio.)|
|Content Format Note||[Add. t.pl., t.p., engr. dedic.] - Address. The Author To The Reader - Preface - [Text and plates] - Biographical Notices Of Some Of The Most Eminent Artists In Glass Painting And Staining From The Twelfth Century To The Present Time.|
|Summary Note||The publication-date of 1848 is carried by the title-page; but most plates carry earlier dates - of 1843, 1844, 1845, 1847.|
Warrington was one of the first British stained-glass artists working in the Gothic Revival style. From 1837 to 1841 he worked with A.W.N. Pugin. Most of his text is a history of stained glass in Britain and elsewhere in Europe from the eleventh to the fifteenth century, with a shorter section on its history from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.
Unusually Warrington chooses to illustrates the succession of styles mainly with modern examples by himself or others - a method which attracted much adverse criticism. The plates are captioned and show windows at  Bromley St Leonard's;  Norwich cathedral;  St Peter's, Stepney;  Snettisham church, Norfolk;  Christ Church, Coseley, Staffordshire;  St Chad's, Birmingham;  Blackbrook Catholic chapel;  Bishopstone church, Herefordshire;  Killamarsh;  Chichester cathedral;  (design for) Ely cathedral;  Trinity church, Brompton;  St Thomas, Stepney;  Stower, Provest church, Dorsetshire;  St Thomas's, Winchester;  Brasted church, Essex;  Beeford church, Yorkshire; [18, 19] St Marn's, Truro;  Monken Hadley church, near Barnet;  St Petrork, Cornwall;  Parish church, Deane;  (design for) the House of Lords;  Brazenose College, Oxford;  Beaumanor Park, Loughboro'. The designs show chiefly Christian subjects.
The plates are printed in full color.
|Responsibility Note||Five plates (nos. [2, 5, 13, 15, 25] are signed as designed and executed by William Warrington; one of these (pl. ) carries also the name of the architect, F.W. Ainslie, and one (pl. ) that of the architect William Railton. All plates are signed as lithographed by T.J. Rawlins, except the added title-plate, which is signed as lithographed by W. Warrington. Most are signed as printed by M. and N. Hanhart, but two are signed as printed by T. Moody.|
Thirteen plates carry the publisher's imprint of John Weale.
The work is dedicated by William Warrington to the Queen [Victoria].
|Subject||Christian art and symbolism|
Stained glass (visual works) - Glass painting and staining - Windows - Church decoration and ornament - Churches - Public buildings - Europe - Great Britain - History - Gothic - Gothic Revival
Art history - Biography - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Chromolithographs - Colour printing - Great Britain - 19th century
|References||S.A. Shepherd, The stained glass of A.W.N. Pugin ca. 1835-52 [dissertation, Univy. Birmingham] (1997); S. Brown, Stained glass: an illustrated history (1994); M. Harrison, Victorian stained glass (1980). Warrington's own manuscript list of his work is preserved at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.|
|Binding Note||19th-century half red morocco, brown cloth-covered boards, upper and lower covers gilt-stamped with 16th-century-style cartouche lettered 'An Original Work On Stained Glass By William Warrington'; gilt-decorated spine lettered 'Dedicated to the Queen The History of Stained Glass by William Warrington 1848' and 'R.A.'|
|Contributors|| Warrington, William, 1796 - 1869, publisher, source artist, lithographer|
Ainslie, F. W., fl. ca. 1848?, source artist
Railton, William, ca. 1801 - 1877, source artist
Hanhart, Nicholas, fl. 1839-1851, lithographic printer
Hanhart, Michael, fl. 1839-1851, lithographic printer
Moody, T., fl. ca. 1848?, lithographic printer
Weale, John, 1791 - 1862, publisher
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819 - 1901, dedicatee
Nichols, John Bowyer, 1779 - 1863, printer
Rawlins, T.J., fl. 1837 - 1847, lithographer
M. and N. Hanhart (London). lithographic printer
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