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Item #BB2632 A Guide to the Windows of King's College Chapel Cambridge. Montague Rhodes JAMES, 1862–1936.
A Guide to the Windows of King's College Chapel Cambridge
A Guide to the Windows of King's College Chapel Cambridge

A Guide to the Windows of King's College Chapel Cambridge

London: C. J. Clay and Sons, 1899. Wrappers. Scarce First Edition of this description and brief history of the stained-glass windows in King's College chapel, together with explanations of their symbolism. 8vo (): 38pp. Publisher's sage green paper wrappers printed in black. A Fine copy (excepting two staple-sized rust stains to lower wrapper). Pfaff, p. 94. Rogers 52. Fine. Item #BB2632

James is best remembered as the author of highly cultivated ghost stories, but he also was an outstanding scholar of medieval literature and palaeography (the bibliography of his learned publications extends to some thirty pages), who served both as Provost of King's College, Cambridge, and as Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum. His detailed descriptive catalogs of manuscripts are still of value to scholars today, and he also published a detailed description of the sculptured ceiling bosses of the cloisters of Norwich Cathedral. This guide to the windows of King's College Chapel also includes descriptions of the remains of painted glass in the side chapels of this great late Gothic church. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

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