MONT-SAINT-MICHEL AND CHARTRES. With an Introduction by Ralph Adams Cram. Illustrated

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1928). 18th Impression. Small 4to. The composite life of the thirteenth century was caught and held in the building of these churches. Crusade, pilgrimage, enterprise, dogma, and disputation, the songs of Roland, the loves of Amis and Amile, of Aucassin and Nicolette, are all here, set in harmonious arch and line and lift. It is a rich and wonderful and notable study, rich in theme, wonderful in insight, and notable in its method and effect. (Published by authority of the American Institute of Architects. (One hundred years ago, Henry Adams said in the preface to his privately printed Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres that he had written the book for nieces.). A fine copy in two-tone brown cloth with gilt spine lettering, t.e.g. in a fine dust jacket and nearly fine acetate outer jacket. Housed in a good only slipcase that has done its job extremely well. Item #13839

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