'Churches Unlettered Proofs': Unique dedication copy with hand-written captions by le Keux
Engraver's proof. 50 plates, each with hand-written pencil description of the location, bound as a presentation copy. Inscribed 'To Wm. Barton Esq. as a mark of esteem from his friend J. le Keux.' 4to. Quarter calf, gilt decorated spine, marbled boards and end-papers. Gren title labelled on the spine only, no title page. Spine slightly rubbed and a little cracked at base, else a bright copy. All but two plates, which are foxed, are in very good condition indeed. The plates were engraved for J.P. Neale and Le Keux's 'Views of the Most Interesting Collegiate and Parochial Churches in Great Britain'. This was published in 1824 with 98 plates across two volumes. A loosely inserted slip hand-written by the architect George G. Pace, gives a brief account of the history of the volume.