The Trinity Hospital in Mile End; An Object Lesson in National History. C. R. Ashbee.
The Trinity Hospital in Mile End; An Object Lesson in National History.
The Trinity Hospital in Mile End; An Object Lesson in National History.
The Trinity Hospital in Mile End; An Object Lesson in National History.
(Essex House Press)

The Trinity Hospital in Mile End; An Object Lesson in National History.

London: Guild & School of Handcraft, Essex House, 1896. Quarto. 36pp. First edition. Illustrated with thirteen plates, several of which are fold-outs. The book was created in an attempt to prevent the demolition of the seventeenth-century Trinity Hospital; in the end, the campaign was successful, and the building was saved. Ashbee's text explains the historic and architectural significance of the building. The illustrations depict architectural details, and two of the plates have hand-colored illustrations of stained glass window designs. Others show a map of the grounds, an aerial view, elevation drawings, and depictions of statues. Charles Robert Ashbee, an architect, designer, and the founder of the Essex House Press, founded the Guild & School of Handcraft in 1888 in order to protect the status of craftsmen and to promote a high standard of work. This book demonstrates the attention to design, type, and detail that would characterize the work of the Essex House Press. Bound in tan wrappers with yapped edges, printed with Ashbee's flower insignia to the front cover. Edges of covers show some fraying, as usual, else a near fine copy of a fragile book. An early and uncommon work by Ashbee. Item #24749

Price: $550.00

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