General Studies which discuss York Minster



Bony, Jean. The English decorated style : Gothic architecture transformed, 1250-1350. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press,
      1979. ISBN 0801412439

Monographs on the Minster



Anonymous: History and description of the cathedral church of St. Peter, commonly called York minster: with a short account of
      the churches in York: and a brief history of the Abbey of Saint Mary. York, Eng., Blyth & Moore, 1847. OCLC: 40847072

Aylmer, G.E. and Regiunad Cant.  Editor. A History of York Minster / edited by G. E. Aylmer and Oxford : Clarendon Press,
      1977. ISBN:0198171994.  LC Call Number: DA690.Y6 H63

Beckett, Lucy & Angelo Hornak. York Minster  London : Scala Books/Philip Wilson ; distributed by Harper& Row,
         Bassham, C J ; Gee, E A. York Minster: Chapter House and vestibule. London, H.M.Stationary Off.,1974. OCLC: 38622054

Bell, Charles Carlyle. The Story of York Minster. London ; New York : R. Tuck, 1931. LC: NA5471.Y6

Böker, Hans J..” York Minster's nave: the Cologne connection” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
      (ISSN:0037-9808) v50 p167-80 June 1991

Britton, John. The history and antiquities of the metropolitical church ofYork; illustrated by a series of engravings, of views,
      elevations, plans and details of the architecture of that edifice: with biographical anecdotes of the archbishops. London,
      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1819. LC: NA5471.W6; Dewey: 723.52.

Browne, John.  The history of the metropolitan church of St. Peter, York; illustrated by extracts from authentic records, by plans,
      sections, and engravings of architectural and sculptural details. By John Browne ... London, Longman and Co.; [etc., etc.]
      1847. LC Call Number: NA971.Y62 B8

Cant, Reginald. The Pictorial History of York Minster[London : Pitkin Pictorials, 1971].  Pitkin 'Pride of Britain' books  ISBN:0853720819      (sd).      LC Call Number: NA971.Y62 C2

Cant, Reginald. The Undercroft, York Minster. London : Pitkin Pictorials, 1973. ISBN: 0853721769 (sd) Dewey: 914.27/4

Clutton-Brock, Arthur. The Cathedral Church of York : a description of its fabric and a brief history of the archi-episcopal see
      London : G. Bell, 1899. LC: NA5460

Dean, Mary A. “York Minster: a study of the nave.” Thesis (M.A. in History of Art)--Univ. of California, June 1970.

Drake, Francis. The history and antiquities of Yorkshire :to which is prefixed an historical account of the ancient and present
      state of the city of York and of the ainsty or county of the said city ; illustrated with copper-plates. York : Printed for T.
      Wilson and R. Spence ..., 1788

Friedman, Terry. “The Transformation of York Minster, 1726-42” Architectural History (ISSN:0066-622X) v38 p69-90 1995

Harrison, Frederick.Guide book to York Minster / by the Rev. F. Harrison. Micklegate, York : Ben Johnson & Co., Ltd., 1927.LC
      Call Number: NA971.Y62 H3

Harrison, Frederick York Minster, by F. Harrison, with 20 illustrations and 2 plans. London, Methuen & co. ltd. [1927] LC Call
      Number: NA971.Y62 H3y

Harvey, John. “The tracing floor in York Minster” in The Engineering of Medieval Cathedrals. Edited by  Courtenay, Lynn
      T.;(Lynn Towery). Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Ashgate, 1997.

Hoey, Lawrence. “The 13th-century transepts of York Minster”. Gesta (ISSN:0016-920X) v25 no2 p227-44 1986.

Hope-Taylor, Brian. Under York Minster : archeological discoveries 1966-1971 / York : Dean and Chapter of York, 1971

Gill, Arthur A. R. ; Thompson, A. Hamilton, (Alexander Hamilton). The founding of the minster; with a note on English cathedral
      churches. [London, Society for promoting Christian knowledge] 1927. LC: BX5195.Y62.

Melmore, Sidney. Notes on the early architectural history of York Minster. Sessions, 1954. Dewey: 726.60942843

Phillips, Derek,  Brenda Heywood;  Martin Carver; David P. Davison; Edward James. Excavations at York Minster. London :
      H.M.S.O.:1995. ISBN: 0113000014 :

Phillips, Derek. Excavations at York Minster : the Cathedral of Archbishop Thomas of Bayeux / London : HMSO, 1985 ISBN:

Toy, John. The story of the foundations: York Minster : a description and guide to the excavations and finds under the Central
      Tower. [York] : Dean and Chapter of York, 1993. ISBN: 0952153904 (pbk)

Vicary, Tim. The Story of York Minster. Oxford University Press, 1993. ISBN: 0199172307 (pbk) Dewey: 942.843

Wander, Steven Howard. “The chapter-house of York Minster.” Dissertation: Thesis (M.A. in History of Art)--Univ. of California,
      Dec. 1969. OCLC: 29504779

Willey, Ann. York Minster.  London : Scala Books ; Wappingers' Falls, NY : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Antique
      Collectors' Club, 1998. ISBN: 1857591887.

Willis, Robert. The Architectural History of York Cathedral  London : Longman, Brown, Green,and Longmans, 1846?]/ LC:

Studies of the Minster’s “Furnishings”

Stained Glass

Brown, Sarah. Stained glass at York Minster. London : Scala in association with the Dean and Chapter of York, 1999. ISBN:

Fowler, James. “On a window representing the life and miracles of St. William of York, at the north end of the Eastern Transept,
      York Minster.” London: 1879 LC: NK5344.Y6

Fowler, J. F.. On the St. Cuthbert Window in York Minster. N.p.:1877. OCLC: 32046300

French, Thomas (Thomas W.)York Minster : a catalogue of medieval stained glass by Thomas French & David O'Connor.
      Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 1987.  Corpus vitrearum Medii Aevi. Great
      Britain. ; v. 3, ISBN:0197260535. LC Call Number: NK5308 C6G74 v.3

French, Thomas (Thomas W.) York Minster : the Great East Window. Oxford : Oxford University      Press ; Oxford University
Press:2001. Variation: Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Great Britain ;; summary catalogue 2. Standard No: ISBN: 0197262414

French, Thomas (Thomas W.) York Minster : the St William window  by Thomas French. Oxford ; New York : Published for
      the British Academy by Oxford University Press, c1999. Corpus vitrearum Medii Aevi. Great Britain. Summary catalogue
      ; 5. ISBN:0197262023 Call Number: NK5344.Y6 F74 1999

Gent, Thomas. The most delectable, scriptural and pious history of the famous and great eastern window (according to beautiful
      portraitures) in St. Peter's Cathedral, York : previous thereto is a remarkable account ... ; likewise is added, a
      chronological account of some eminent personages, therein depicted ... / [York] : Impressed for the author, in St. Peter's
      Gate, 1762. OCLC: 38684084

Gibson, Peter. The stained and painted glass of York Minster. Norwich : Published by Jarrold Pub. for the Dean and Chapter of
      York, Edition: Repr., with amendments, 1992. ISBN: 085306833X

Gibson, Peter. The Restoration of the stained glass of York Minster. York [England] : Friends of York Minster, Edition: Rev. 1980
      1976. LC: NK5304.5

Hardwick, Paul. “The monkeys' funeral in the Pilgrimage window, York Minster”. Art History (ISSN:0141-6790) v23 no2 p290-9
      June 2000

Harrison, Frederick.The medieval stained glass / by F. Harrison.London : S.P.C.K., 1927.York Minster historical tracts ; no. 20
      LC Call Number: BX5195.Y62 T4 no.20

Harrison, Frederick. York Minster : a guide to the windows . [York?] : Yorkshire Herald Newspaper Co., 1940. LC: NK5344.Y6

Hoover, Richard L..” The Tudor rose of York Minster” Stained Glass Quarterly (ISSN:0895-7002) v84 p186-92 Fall 1989

Jones, Robert O.. “The York rose, gleaming again”. Stained Glass Quarterly (ISSN:0895-7002) v82 p118-19 Summer 1987

Knowles, John Alder. “A Jesse window in the south aisle of the choir of York” Minster.York, 1920. OCLC: 36098999

Knowles, John Alder. “Technical notes on the St. William window in York minster.” York, 1927. OCLC: 36099262

N.A. A Rose is a rose . . . & will soon be a rose again (restoration of the rose window). Technology & Conservation
      (ISSN:0146-1214) v9 p13 Spring 1985

Oldfield, Amy. and Fred  Spencer. The stained glass of York. York : Maxiprint, 1991. ISBN: 1871125057 (pbk).

Toy, John. A guide and index to the windows of York Minster. [York] : Dean & Chapter of York, 1985. Dewey: 748.592/843


MacDowall, Robert William, comp. York Minster: sculpture in the central tower. London, H.M.Stationery Off., 1972 OCLC:

Maclagan, Eric Robert Dalrymple A Romanesque relief in York Minster, by Eric Maclagan ...<From the Proceedings of the
      British Academy, vol. XI> , 1879-1951. London, Pub. for the British Academy by H. Milford, Oxford University Press
      [1923] LC Call Number:        NB471.Y62 M1


Benson, George. Handbook to the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, York; being notes on the architecture, stained glass, shields
      and monuments. York, B. Johnson Edition: 2d ed. 1895. Dewey: 942.7402

Cust, Arthur Perceval Purey. The heraldry of York minster : a key to the history of its builders and benefactors ; as shewn in the
      stained-glass windows, and in the carved work in stone. Leeds : R. Jackson: 1890 1896. LC: CR1619.

Halfpenny, Joseph. Gothic ornaments in the Cathedral Church of York. York : Geo. Peacock, printer] 1795 1800. LC:

Hawke, David John. The mediaeval heraldry of York Minster. Wakefield, S.R. Publishers, 1971. ISBN: 0854097007; LC:
      CR1614; Dewey: 929.8/09427/4.

Ingram, Elizabeth. Thread of gold : the embroideries and textiles in York Minster / Andover : Pitkin Pictorials, 1987. ISBN:
      085372427X (pbk) :

Widdess, Arthur G. ; Addleshaw, G. W. O. (George William Outram) Seven hundred years : the furnishings and fittings of York
      Minster from the 13th to the 20th century : with a list of architects, designers, artists and craftsman : based upon Four
      hundred years by G.W.O. Addleshaw / [York] ([The Bookshop, The Minster, York YO1 2HG]) : [The Minster, 1984.




An account of the alarming and destructive fire in York  minster, on February 2, 1829: containing the particulars of the
      commencement, progress and  termination of the conflagration: with a sketch of the life of Jonathan Martin; likewise, his
      letters; his apprehension,   examination, confession and committal to the city gaol ... Albany, J.B. van Steenbergh, 1829.
      OCLC: 40865141

Cust, Arthur Percival Purey. The Restoration of York Minster  the Metropolitical Church of the Province of York. York: Richard
      Jackson, 1911. OCLC: 37899996

Cust, Arthur Perceval Purey. York Minster : restoration reports, 1899-1905. Leeds : R. Jackson, 1899 1905

Reports from the committee appointed to superintend the restoration of York Minster, and from S. Smirke, ... on the general state
      of the fabric, presented to a public meeting of the subscribers ... York:1842 OCLC: 44773441

Robinson, P. F.  (Peter Frederick), Observations relating to the proposal for removing the choir screen in York Minster / York
      [England] : John and George Todd, 1830. LC: NA5488.Y6

Smirke, Robert, Sir, R.A. A letter to Henry Ellis ... from R.S., ... on the late proposal to remove the choir screen in York Minster.
      London, 1831

Smirke, Robert, Sir, R.A. [Printed letter from R.S. to the Dean of York, on the repairs to York Minster. With a MS. letter from J.
      Gray to B. Gott on the reverse] Stratford Place [London]: 1830

Subscriber. A letter addressed to the subscribers to the restoration of the Choir of York Minster : on the subject of the proposed
      removal of the organ screen / York [England] : Printed by Thomas Wilson and Sons: 1830.

Thorpe, Stephen Patrick. Medieval craftmanship and its application in the reconstruction of the South transept of York Minster /
      Dissertation: Thesis (M. of Arts in History)—University of North Florida, 1994. LC: NA5471.Y6

Toy, John. The Fires of York Minster : from AD 741 to 9 July 1984. London : Pitkin, 1985. ISBN: 0853723958 (pbk) :

Vernon, William Vernon, Canon. To the subscribers to the restoration of York Minster. York, 1831 OCLC: 44272668


Austen, George  York minster; historical sermons. York, York minster, 1922-24. LC Call Number:        BX5195.Y62 A9

Harrison, Frederick. Life in a medieval college; the story of the Vicars-Choral of York Minster. With a foreword by Cyril
      Forster  Garbett. London, J. Murray [1952] LC Call Number BX5195.Y6 H31

Raine, James. The historians of the church of York and its archbishops. Edited by James Raine. [Wiesbaden] Kraus Reprint,
      1965. Rerum britannicarum medii Êvi scriptores ; no. 71  and Rerum Britannicarum medii aevi scriptores ; no. 71. LC Call
      Number: DA25 .B5 no.71 1879b

Thompson, Alexander Hamilton,editor. York Minster historical tracts, 627-1927 / [edited by A. Hamilton Thompson]. London :
      Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, [1927?] LC Call Number:   BX5195.Y62 T4

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