Photo of Designs for Schools and School Houses, Parochial and National. by KENDALL Jr., Henry Edward.

KENDALL Jr., Henry Edward.

Designs for Schools and School Houses, Parochial and National.

London, John Williams,

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Folio (550 x 380 mm.) Bound in the publisher’s original full brown decorative cloth, the upper board attractively stamped in blind and gilt, the lower board with a blind-stamped border, gilt-lettered spine; tinted lithograph title-page with hand-coloured lettering, vipp., 12ff., 20 lithograph plates of which 8 are tinted, the accompanying descriptive text leaves are printed within decorative borders; the corners and the head and tail of the spine slightly bumped, else a very good copy.

First edition. Along with his father, also Henry Edward, Kendall was a co-founder of what subsequently became the RIBA. Kendall’s long career encompassed, country house design, such as Shuckburgh Hall near Daventry, a large house on the site of Pope’s villa at Twickenham, and extensive remodelling of Knebworth, as well as a large number of number of institutional projects, including lunatic asylums, churches and schools, the majority executed in a Gothic or ‘Tudor’ style.

COPAC lists only the British Library and the David Wilson Library of Rare Books at Leicester University as holding copies of the first edition.

Stock number: 1183