Chilcott's Descriptive History of Bristol, Ancient and Modern, Or, a Guide to Bristol, Clifton and the Hotwells

Chilcott's Descriptive History of Bristol, Ancient and Modern, Or, a Guide to Bristol, Clifton and the Hotwells

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835* edition. Excerpt: ...deposit for its splendid monuments. There is in the outer south aisle a very finely stained window, by Pearon, representing in his pontificals, Miles Saley, a Bishop of Llandaff, and a founder. 59 We feel great pleasure in recording the names of those individuals who have so ably completed their several departments. The taste and assiduity of Miss Goss, of Gloucester Street, produced the various festooned draperies and linings, the elegant disposition of the gold fringe, and the lace of the velvet cushions, &c. The Organ was built by Mr. Smith, agreeably to the design, and under the superintendence of Dr. Hodges, and contains twenty-two stops, eleven of which being for the great organ and swell, seven for the choir, apd four acted upon by pedals, with connecting movements to bring the whole force of the instrument under the control of the performer. The carving and masonry work were executed by the workmen of Mrs. Clarke, of Limekiln Lane, the widow of the excellent artist. Mr. J. F. Crispin executed the carpenter's and joiner's work. Messrs. Room, Grazebrook, and Co. furnished and laid down the pipes for the conveyance of boiling water, to warm the building: the plan is simple and well executed. Though last not least, we name Mr. Wm. Edkins, of Bridge Street. The good taste and correct pencil of this artist have already been displayed at the Masonic Hall, and at various other places; this is, however, his chtf d'cemvre: the modelling, painting, plastering, and gilding, having been finished by his workmen, and the whole improvements executed under his immediate superintendence. It is a copy of a painting by West, late President of the Royal Academy, and was purchased by the Corporation from Fonthill Abbey. In the centre of the exquisitely...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236513053
  • 9781236513052