Offered is a rare first edition book of Cathedrals of Central Italy by Thomas Francis Bumpus. This decorative book was written by Bumpus; one of the foremost authors on European cathedral architecture. This decorative copy features gilt tooling on its original boards and is presented with a handcrafted, matching cloth slipcase. The book features elaborate illustrations throughout, giving readers an in-depth view at the most decorative and culturally significant cathedrals of Italy.
Overall good condition with age appropriate wear. Boards are slightly faded with some bumping. Gilding is intact and vibrant. Housed in a custom slipcase featuring and image of an Italian cathedral on one side.