THE PALACE OF ARCHITECTURE: A ROMANCE OF ART AND HISTORY.
London: James Fraser, 1840
Frontispiece, xx, 219 pages, + plates. First edition. 4to. Original green cloth with decorative gilt decorations, front and back cover. Repaired gutta percha and head and base of spine to make a good copy. [Archer, 346.1] In an effort to "promote a just appreciation of Architecture, in the minds of all who are susceptible to the Beautiful, the Poetical, and the Romantic," Wightwick introduced a highly romantic and imaginative approach to architectural design and criticism in this unusual architectural treatise. Illustrated, including one hand-coloured plate. Frontis a little foxed else a good copy of this scarce study.