A Book Of Ornamental Glazing Quarries, Collected And Arranged From Ancient Examples
London, John Henry Parker 1849
25pp, 112 plates. Original red cloth, gilt decorated spine and titles. Slightly rubbed at head and base of spine. Internally very good. Hard to find. Franks is an important Antiquarian. As undergraduate he began his collection of brass rubbings, ultimately given to the Society of Antiquaries; was one of the founders of the Cambridge Architectural Society and an early member of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society; and was also one of the four student members of the Ray Club. On leaving Cambridge in 1849 Franks devoted his energies to the Royal Archæological Institute, then newly established. Later he joined the staff of the British Museum and became a key figure in developing the collection of British Antiquities. This book, which reflected one of his personal collecting interests, was his first book.