Merritt, Jennifer M.
Communion Plate of the Most Approved and Varied Patterns, In True Ecclesiastical Style: Francis W. Cooper, Silversmith for the New York Ecclesiological Society, 1851 to 1855.
University of Delaware: 1997/Ann Arbor UMI Reprints.
A dissertation on the silversmith who created Gothic Revival silver for the Society, whose mission was to provide member churches with good, properly symbolical silver at an affordable price. A study of the Gothic Revival style as it was used by churches to represent their mission, and of the relationship between patron and craftsman in Victorian New York.
Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 107 pages, muddy b/w illustrations bibliography. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New.