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Janette Ray, Rare and Out of Print Books

Design, architecture, garden history, photographic books and albums and fine art. Generally open Wednesdays to Saturdays but more reliably open by ringing ahead to make an appointment rather than leaving it to chance. We also open for special events. Customers travelling are recommended to ring ahead. During this period whilst the COVID 19 situation continues we open regualarly on Wednesdays 10am - 5.00pm but please call us for an appointment at other times. We can often accomodate same day appointments.

Les Vitraux de la cathédrale de Chartres


Four volumes. Volume I, text, xx+ 532pp illustrated Volume 2-4 plates comprising 262 b/w plates & 28 in colour plates. Text volume is bound in wrappers and the plates volumes are loose leaf each with printed folio wrappers protected in cloth backed boards to protect the portfolios. Very nice set. Spine of text volume has small tears at the head and base of the spine and some annotations in margins. Exceptionally thorough but standard work on the stained glass at Chartres. Hard to find in this edition. For sale with Houvet’s monograph on Chartres Cathedral [ 1930] a classic text [ in French] which stands alone yet complements this set to make five volumes in all.