Bronxville New York: Reformed Church of Bronxville, 1956. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. Item #26618
23 pages; a text-only study, delineating a History of the Memorial Windows, including the process by which these windows were designed and completed by Charles J. Connick, stained glass artisan of Boston and after Connick's death, by his company with Orin E. Skinner as president. With a history of the Art of Stained Glass; about half the booklet is given to a close examination of every window in the building, noting physical description, the donors, and the pictorial representation called for: "...Second Window. In the first panel of the second window, which is devoted to the great legendary figures of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Abraham is shown dividing the land with Lot. Represented at either side are the Departure of Lot, and the Sacrifice of Isaac...The Aisle Windows. The aisle windows develop the story of Christ's life, culminating in the large window in the chancel. The principal subjects are bordered by architectural canopies, while angelic figures kneel in attitudes of adoration in the base of each window panel; and angels with trumpets and censers, symbolizing Praise and Prayer, appear in the tracery which is enriched by decorative stars and clouds of heavenly glory..." Also, with short quotes from Connick, Skinner and Arthur Kingsley Porter regarding the work. Mrs. Walker was the wife of the church's architect, Harry Leslie Walker, a member of the church and designer of several prominent Bronxville buildings. Approx. 6" x 9" size; printed stapled paper wrap covers. A little edge, tips wear & darkening; a few water-spots at bottom edge of front cover; in very good condition. An OCLC search at the time of cataloging showed one result institutionally, at the NYPL, listed as a microform copy.