Les Vitraux de la cathédrale de Chartres
Chartres É. Houvet 1926
Four volumes. Volume I, text, xx+ 532pp illustrated Volume 2-4 plates comprising 262 b/w plates & 28 in colour plates. Text volume is bound in wrappers and the plates volumes are loose leaf each with printed folio wrappers protected in cloth backed boards to protect the portfolios. Very nice set. Spine of text volume has small tears at the head and base of the spine and some annotations in margins. Exceptionally thorough but standard work on the stained glass at Chartres. Hard to find in this edition. For sale with Houvet's monograph on Chartres Cathedral [ 1930] a classic text [ in French] which stands alone yet complements this set to make five volumes in all.