Publisher:Smith Settle, Otley, West Yorkshire, 1993
Condition:Near Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Smith Settle, 1993, Softcover, Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Third Edition
b/w. fold-out plan of the abbey at rear of book. 'Fountains Abbey' is a lavish survey of the history of North Yorkshire's impressive monastic settlement. The author combines skillfully taken photographs of the abbey as it stands today, with carefully selected quotations from literary and factual sources describing the former times of the abbey and its inhabitants. It seeks, in recording the beauty of the abbey and in tracing its history through people and events, to touch something of its essential purpose. The reader is able to see beyond the abbey's present ruined state and picture the lives and routines of the medieval monks, thereby gaining a deeper understanding of that distant age. A riveting text of quotations from St Bernard onwards brings the monastic life of the Cistercians into sharp focus, and thus breath life into the ruins. The pictures are atmospheric as well as instructive, taken with a real artist's eye for composition and detail. Visitors who have enjoyed the rare experience of Fountains Abbey will find great pleasure in this collection of pictures and literary quotations - a delightful anthology which entertains as well as informs. Revised Edition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 199 pages. White titles spine. illustrated by b/w. photo's.. Includes glossary, list of literary souces & ndex to photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; Yorkshire; Religious Buildings; Monasteries; England; Genealogy & Local History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3045.