Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  A dissertation on the modern style of altering antient cathedrals, as exemplified in the cathedral of Salisbury. The second edition, with plates. By the Rev. John Milner, ...
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
Image Not Yet Available
MILNER, John (1752--1826)
[Dissertation on the modern style of altering cathedrals. 1811]
A dissertation on the modern style of altering antient cathedrals, as exemplified in the cathedral of Salisbury. The second edition, with plates. By the Rev. John Milner, ...
Winchester printed and sold by Jas. Robbins. Sold also by J. Taylor, Architectural Library; Nichols, Pridden; Keating, and Co.; Booker, Faulder; Simpson, Wolverhampton; Wilks, Birmingham; Fitz-Patrick, Dublin, 1811.
[6], 39, [1] p., [2] engr. frontis. ; 26.7 cm. (4°)

First published in 1798 (q.v.). The frontispieces, drawn by James Cave and engraved by James Basire III, are new to this edition and compare the altar end of Winchester Cathedral as 'Restored' under Milner's supervision by John Carter, with that of Salisbury Cathedral as 'Modernized' by James Wyatt. The verso of the half-title advertises other works by Milner.

Copy Notes Soane bought one edition of the book from Josiah Taylor for 11s. 6d. on 10 May 1811 (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.2.12) and the other at Christie's on 17 February 1815, lot 56 (see marked-up sale catalogue in Christie's archive).

Binding C19th grey paper boards, paper spine-label lettered in ink 'Milner's, Dissertation'. Endpapers watermarked 'J Whatman/ 1818' and '1819'.

Reference Number 2799


If you have any further information about this book,
please contact us:

books@soane.org.uk