New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1957. Hardcover. Introduction by Francis Henry Taylor. Photographs by Samuel Chamberlain. Small 4to. Grey cloth with gilt-titled black calf spine label, decorative paper over boards slipcase with paper label. xx, 349pp. Numerous full-page photographs. Near fine/very good. Faint slipcase edgewear. Item #47431
Handsome copy of the historian's contemplations on 13th century medieval culture and these two churches in particular, first published privately in 1904 with the first trade edition in 1913, here generously illustrated with Chamberlain's striking images. Colophon at rear notes limitation of 1500 copies signed in full with Chamberlain's large and lovely calligraphed signature. These are usually numbered copies, but this one instead notes "F.H.T." -- meaning this was introducer Francis Henry Taylor's personal copy. LEC's faint circular blind emboss at lower right of colophon marks this as an out-of-series presentation copy. NEWMAN 276.