COLVIN, H. M., edited by.
Title Building Accounts of King Henry III.
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition Fair
Publisher Oxford, at the Clarendon Press: 1971. 0
Seller ID 3510
Thick demy 8vo., pp xvi, 472 and with 5 figures and 16 plates at the end. Publisher's slate blue cloth gilt, dustjacket (a little grubby, slightly chipped at head and tail, unclipped), and preserved in archival sleeve. A good copy. 'Although England is exceptionally rich in medieval records, very few building accounts have hitherto been available in print. The examples printed in this volume date from the reign of King Henry III (1216-1272), one of the most active of patrons of architecture in English history, and are among the earliest records of their kind in western Europe. The buildings in question are a major Gothic church (Westminster Abbey), an important castle ( Dover), and the great hall of Winchester Castle.' The work includes translations of the texts, a glossary of terms, and a full index.
medieval, middle ages, 13th century, thirteenth century architecture, applied arts, building, construction economics