The Stapleton Collection: Designs for the Irish Neoclassical Interior, 2007, HC, NF.

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Lucey, Conor Kerry, Churchill House Press, 2007.
English, Near Fine, HC, 4to, 13 1/4" x 9 1/2". 349 pp.
ISBN: 9780955024627

Baby blue cloth over board, stamped white lettering to front and spine, slight bumps to back tips, otherwise, superior copy inside and out, with only the most minimal, unobtrusive wear to bindings, text-block, dust jacket and endpapers. Near Fine white pictorial dust jacket, featuring wrap-around illustration of a column capital, blue lettering to front, spine, and interior flaps, some wear to tips, head, and tail, slight bumps to back tips, otherwise, clean and intact. Protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. [3] 349 pp., replete with black-and-white and full-color images, Introduction, Chapter 1 "The Neoclassical Decorative Style in Dublin," Chapter 2 "The Plastering Trade in Late Eighteenth-Century Ireland," Chapter 3 "Michael Stapleton's Documented Oeuvre," Chapter 4 "Michael Stapleton's House-Building Practice," Chapter 5 "George Stapleton," Appendices, Concordance, and Selected Bibliography. From inside dust jacket: "Although the astonishing quality and variety of Dublin's eighteenth-century decorative plaster-work has long been celebrated, this is the first full length study of Stapleton's work. It publishes for the first time the remarkable collection of drawings from his workshop which are held at the National Library of Ireland."