Tomorrow will see booksellers and bibliophiles heading to the York book fair. I can’t go this year, but thought I’d share the following which came in recently:
‘Drawn on Stone by F[rederick]. Mackenzie’, it’s a lithograph entitled Interior of York Minster from the Nave. Shewing the Screen of the Choir in the Situation to which it is proposed to be removed and documents the ongoing restoration work at York Minster after the infamous arson attack by Jonathan Martin (brother of the artist and illustrator John Martin) in February 1829. Much of the Quire had been destroyed in the blaze and as part of the restoration it was suggested the fifteenth-century Kings’ Screen be moved.