ESDAILE, Katharine A. SITWELL, Sacheverell, intro.
Title: English Church Monuments, 1510-1840. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  B.T. Batsford, London, 1946,
Seller ID: 101041
ESDAILE, Katharine A. English Church Monuments, 1510-1840. With an Introduction by Sacheverell Sitwell. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd., (1946). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-viii,1-144, frontispiece, + 80 p. of black and white plates, with more illustrations to text. 8vo, blue cloth with red titles to spine. "Church monuments have provided for many centuries some of the best exampkles fo English craftsmanship; a field that included not only sculpture andits enrichment by heraldry and painting but also the fashioning of carved or cast effigies, and of engraved brasses." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Men and Materials, etc.; Patrons and Portraits [Various materials, their source of use. Guilds, Companies, and their members, fashion and custom,localities. Brasses. Patronage of the sculptors and masons, portraiture an d conventions]; 2. Types and Influences [Different types and styles of monuments, architectural influences, costs and prices, colouring, gilding and heraldry, transport, typical examples]; 3. Design and the Craftsman [The individual craftsmen, their training and work, names and associations, prices,patrons and commissions]; 4. The Types Portrayed, with Notes on Costume [C lasses and professiosn representede on monuments: Squires, the Navy, the Army, Peers, Merchants, Lawyers, Actors, Children. Personalities and historical incidents, the arts, music and literature associated with monuments, tradesmen]; 5. Epitaphs, and some Contrasted Verdicts [Examples of epitaphs and their associations, extracts and commentaries]. Very good in slightly chipped, unclipped dustjacket. 25.00