History of Design in Painted Glass
London: James Parker and Co., 1881-1894
Four vols. vi, 145 + 111,  + 154, + 193 pp, over 400 text ills. Half calf, gilt lettering on spine. Recent cloth covered boards and new end papers. Original part series with covers of original parts bound in. First cover has been repaired onto paste down matching the original terracotta paper. Text unaffected. Part 3 of volume one cover has become detached. Volume 3 mis ordered with the fourth volume being bound before the third. One of the most comprehensive works on the design of "painted" glass. Begins with the eleventh-century windows of LeMans Cathedral in France and traces the development, history, and iconography of painted glass to the seventeenth century. Volume 1 covers the eleventh to thirteenth centuries. Examines single figures, simple compositions, medallions, and grisaille windows. Volume 2 looks at fourteenth- century English, French, German, and Italian painted glass as well as grisaille and quarries. Volume 3 is devoted to English, French, Italian, and German subject and figure windows, Jesse Tree windows, heraldry, roundels, monograms, and quarries. The final volume covers the sixteenth century with Flemish and Dutch works added to the countries already mentioned. Also looks at examples of painted glass in secular buildings.