Record number 05/48
Author Clarke, Charles, 1761? - 1840
TitleArchitectura Ecclesiastica Londini; Or Graphical Survey Of The Cathedral, Collegiate And Parochial Churches, In London, Southwark, And Westminster, With The Adjoining Parishes; Containing Also An Historical Account Of Their Earliest Foundations, And Other Memorabilia Taken From The Most Authentic Records, With Descriptional Remarks On Each Structure. Prefaced By Considerations On The Rise and Progress of Early English Architecture, By Charles Clarke, Esq. F.S.A. The Whole Illustrative Of The Ecclesiastical Architecture Of The Metropolis At This Period, And Of The Various Topographical And Historical Accounts, Consisting Of One Hundred And Twenty-Two Plates, From Original Drawings By John Coney, George Shepherd, &c.
ImprintLondon:: Published By John Booth, Duke Street, Portland Place., 1820.
Physical Description[4], 35, [1], 7, [3] p., [123] pl.; 486 mm.
Physical Description NotePlates 1-5, 9-11, 14, 16-20, 27, 32, 49, 62, 99, 103 carry their numbers. In some copies different plates are numbered.
Content Format Note[T.p., dedic.] - Some Account Of The Rise And Progress Of Early English Architecture ... By Charles Clarke - St. Paul's Cathedral [and other Churches Of The Metropolis] - Facts And Observations Relating To The Temple Church ... By Joseph Jekyll - General List Of Plates [1-123] - Churches Within The Walls And Liberties Of The City Of London - [Plates].
Summary NoteThis work was originally issued serially in twelve numbers of ten plates, the first two numbers carrying the date 1 March 1810. Most plates carry the original date of issue. When first issued in volume form, the title page was dated 1819 and the title read, 'Architectura Ecclesiastica Londini; being a series of views ...'.

Most plates show external views of the churches - but eight show interiors.
Responsibility NoteMost plates are signed by draughtsmen and engravers. Draughtsmen include John Coney, George Shepherd, William Pearson, R.B. Schnebbelie, R. Johnston, Joseph Skelton. Engravers include Joseph Skelton, William Wise, W. Preston, S. Jenkins, John Coney, Thomas Dale, Samuel Lacey, J.W. White, William Angus, William Pearson, J. Wedgwood, Samuel Rawle, R.W. Smart. In some cases Christopher Wren is named as the original designer.

Most plates carry the publisher's imprint of J. Booth and the date.

The printer is named at the end of Jekyll's essay: 'B.R. Howlett, Printer, 49, Brewer Street'.

The book is dedicated by the publisher, John Booth, to William, Lord Bishop of London (afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury).
SubjectArchitecture - Churches - Great Britain - London - History
Views - 19th century
Pictorial works - 19th century
ReferencesRIBA, Early printed, I (1994), no. 649, p.365-6; B. Adams, London illustrated, 1604-1851: a survey and index of topographical books and their plates (1983), no.129.
Binding Note19th-century green morocco; gilt-decorated spine, red morocco spine-labele lettered 'Architectura Ecclesiastica Londini - Clarke'.
Contributors Coney, John, 1786 - 1833, draughtsman, engraver
Shepherd, George Sidney, 1784 - 1862, draughtsman
Booth, John, fl. 1794-1840, publisher
Jekyll, Joseph, M.P., 1754 - 1837
Howlett, Benjamin Robert, fl. 1811-1820, printer
Pearson, William, fl. 1798 - 1814?, draughtsman, engraver
Schnebbelie, Robert Bremmel, 1847, draughtsman
Johnston, R., draughtsman
Skelton, Joseph, 1781 - 1850, draughtsman, engraver
Wise, William, fl. ca. 1815 - 20, engraver
Preston, William, 1742 - 1818, engraver
Jenkins, S., engraver
Dale, Thomas A., fl. 1819? - 1827, engraver
Lacey, Samuel, 1787 - 1859, engraver
White, J. W., fl. ca. 1820?, engraver
Angus, William, 1752 - 1821, engraver
Wedgwood, John Taylor, 1783? - 1856, engraver
Rawle, Samuel, 1775 - 1860, engraver
Smart, R. William, fl. 1810?-1830s, engraver
Wren, Christopher, 1632 - 1723, source artist
Howley, William, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1766 - 1848, dedicatee
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