69 engravings, mostly of libraries, extracted from the 'Encyclopédie d'Architecture' of Victor Caillat and Alfred Lance, and bound by George Pymm in a volume with 'BIBLIOTHEQUES' on the spine. From the collection of English architect Marshall Sisson.

Victor Caillat and Alfred Lance [Marshall Sisson [Marshall Arnott Sisson], RA (1897-1978), British architect; George Pymm, London bookbinder]
Publication details: 
Paris; 1855 (according to stamping on spine).
SKU: 11835

69 engravings, in brown 4to quarter-binding, with 'BIBLIO- | THEQUES' in gilt at head of spine, and 'PARIS | 1855' at foot. In fair condition, on aged paper, in binding worn at hinges. All engravings in 4to, with 12 double-page and 57 single-page. Two are in colour, the rest in black and white. Binder's stamp on front pastedown: 'BOUND BY G. PYMM'. (According to BBTI, the London binder George Pymm was active at 14 Upper Crown St, Westminster, at least as late as 1846.) Bookplate of 'MARSHALL SISSON | FARM HALL | GODMANCHESTER' also on front pastedown, with ownership inscription on facing free endpaper: 'Marshall Sisson | 1. 9. 43. | Farm Hall, | Godmanchester, | Hants.' Sisson specialised in the restoration of old buildings. Peter Foster (1919-2010), later Surveyor of the Fabric of Westminster Abbey, studied under Sisson, before becoming a partner in the firm, of which he became sole principal in 1971.