London: J. Tiranti & Co, 1914. First edition. Hardcover. Folio size portfolio of loose unbound phototype prints of the architectural details and wood carving by the greatest wood carver of his time, the English equivalent of Italy's Bernini, Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721). Gibbons, born in Holland, is noted for his work in England, often when employed by architect Christopher Wren, including Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, Trinity College Oxford and Trinity College Cambridge.
The phototypes include the reredos of St. James Church Piccadilly; and St. Paul's carvings in the Library, Morning Prayer Chapel, South Transept, and Choir.
Folio. Consisting of 62 b&w illustrations on 52 plates & 2 illus. Three quarter brown cloth covers with gray hard boards. Title piece on front cover with image of angel's head; gilt title on spine of portfolio. With the bookseller label B. T. Batsford, 94 High Holborn, London at the front paste down. Boards a little dusty and spotted; cloth ties missing; title page slightly dusty. The plates remarkably bright and clean. Freitag 3464. OCLC: 228771361 records 4 copies. Good + overall. Item #23206