Title: St George's Chapel - Windsor
Author: Maurice Bond
Illustrator: Various
Year: 1975 (First Edition)
Binding: Hardback
Publisher: Colin Smythe Ltd.
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Fair/Good

 

Description: A concise history of the famous chapel focussing on its significance in English art and architecture and how it came to be established within the walls of Windsor Castle.

Illustrated throughout with absolutely stunning full-colour and b&w, full, half, and quarter-page photographs (the latter containing captions). Also contains a facsimile of a letter written by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II to the Dean of Windsor on St. George's Day, 1975. Front pastedown and endpaper illustrated with a double-spread, sepia plan of Windsor Castle dating from 1672. Rear pastedown and endpaper features a double-spread, sepia illustration of the chapel's chancel (also dating from 1672).

Light brown boards with a gilt heraldic device on the front and gilt text on the spine. Jacket is unclipped (£2.50). Scuffing along the top and bottom, plus some slight rubbing along the edges and spine. The rear has considerable rubbing and was used as rest by its previous owner – when viewed under direct light, a letter written to a certain Mr. Ian Graham becomes visible. The book itself is in very good condition: the boards are straight and undamaged, whilst the pages are clean and bright.

Measures 26 cm × 20.5 cm (10.4″ × 8.2″). 4to. 96 pp.

Price: £7.95

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