Title: Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sarisburiensis, Facies ...
Publisher: Londini : typis Richardi Hodgkinsonne
Publication Date: 1673
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Very Good
Original Etching. Circa 1673. View of Salisbury Cathedral from the South East, with Chapter House among trees at right; six figures walking in pairs nearby; cartouche at top right; illustration to William Dugdale's 'Monasticon Anglicanum' III (London: 1673, p.375). Lettered in cartouche with title, continuing: 'Impensis / Decani & Cap: / hujus Eccles:'; signed in the plate below image at right 'W. Hollar delin: et sculp:'; page numbered '375' below image at left. Cut impression, listed in new Hollstein (Hollar) as second state, with page number lettered below image to the left. 355 x 277 mm. Mounted, framed and glazed with Salisbury's Art Picture House dealer's colour printed label on reverse. Salisbury cathedral is the inspiration for William Golding's novel The Spire, in which the fictional Dean Jocelin makes the building of a cathedral spire his life's work. The construction of the cathedral is an important plot point in Edward Rutherfurd's historical novel Sarum, which explores the historical settlement of the Salisbury area. The cathedral has been mentioned by author Ken Follett as one of two models for the fictional Kingsbridge Cathedral in his historical novel The Pillars of the Earth. Seller Inventory # 5231