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[PIERSON (Christoffel)]. Explanation, of the famous and renowned glas-work. Or painted windows, in the fine and eminent Church at Gouda. For the use and commodity of both Inhabitants, and Foreigners that come to see this artificial Work.1718

Gouda: Printed by John & Andrew Endenburg, Priviledged Printers of the City, First English Edition, 12mo, [32]pp., woodcut of Gouda City Arms on title, with some light browning to upper portion of title, modern boards, a nice copy. A history of the Sint Janskerk cathedral in Gouda, with full descriptions thirty-one stained glass windows. After a disastrous fire in 1552, that destroyed most of the stained-glass windows, the glass painters Dirck and Wouter Crabeth were commissioned to produce new windows. By the year 1555, three years after the fire, the first window was introduced, and by 1603 thirty-one superb stained glass windows had been installed. The cathedral in Gouda now contains the most significant examples of sixteenth-century Dutch stained glass in the Netherlands. Each of the stained glass installations have been analysed in chronological order. Evans, Bibliography of Stained Glass, p.65: the British Library, Bodleian and Huntington copies only in the ESTC.

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