Notes On The Churches Of Kent..
Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with decorative blind stamped borders on boards. Deckled edges. A little wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy. Name stamped on verso of first free endpaper.
John Murray, Albemarle Streeet.,
By the late sir stephen r. gyynne, bart. with illustrations.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xiv + [ii] + 351 pp.
Illustrated by wood engravings in text.
Thorough book covering 312 churches, mostly surveyed before the 'restorations' of the Victorians, and recording many original features since destroyed. It also, however, details the dilapidation into which some had fallen before such restoration, as in the case of St. Mary and St. Eanswithe, Folkestone: 'The exterior has suffered much mutilation, and has a ragged appearance; the walls are chiefly of flint. Most of the windows of the nave are modern, of the vilest description. The west end of the church is wretched patchwork, the nave having been cut short on that side, probably by the damage done by a storm, and the west wall rebuilt in most niggardly Incongruous style.'
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