COTTINGHAM, Lewis Nockalls. A Collection Of Architectural Ornaments And Decorations Selected From The Best Authorities For The Use Of Architects, Sculptors, Ornamental Painters, Mason Carvers, Modellers in Plaster, Casters in Metal, Paper Stainers And Every Business Connected With The Arts Of Design. bound with a selection of plates from Plans, Elevations, Sections, Details And Views Of The Magnificent Chapel Of King Henry The Seventh. Priestley And Weale, .
Elephant folio (595 x 480 mm). Original marbled paper wrappers, corners and spine sympathetically repaired, paper title label to the centre of the upper cover, preserved in a modern solander box made with acid free liner, with upper board lettered to match original label; lithographed decorative title page and a total of 38 lithograph plates, all linen-backed, numbered thus, I-XXIII; IV, VI, XII, XV, XIX, XXII, XXVI, XXIX, XL, XLIV, then 3 plates, each trimmed, their numbers excised, XXX, XXIV, (the final 5 plates folding).This copy is dusty and has ancient water marks on some plates but many are very fresh; scarce.
The first twenty three plates depict classical Greek and Roman architectural details, these include plans, elevations and sections of the Erecthion (5 pls.), the Lantern of Demosthenes (1pl.), The Temple of the Winds (1pl.) and the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli, (2 pls.), the remaining fourteen plates within this group show classical ornamental details, capitals, ceiling roses, and borders, with one plate devoted to vases. The plates following this group are a selection derived from Cottingham's Plans, Elevations, Sections, Details And Views Of The Magnificent Chapel Of King Henry The Seventh, published in two volumes in 1822 and 1829 respectively. These depict details of the chapel's buttresses, window tracery, and sculptural elements.
Copies of the first work reported to OCLC by CCA, Columbia, MIT, Ocean State Universities, University of Illinois, Winterthur Museum, and the University of Stuttgart.