Glossary Of Ecclesiastical Ornament And Costume,




Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly.






Compiled from ancient authorities and examples, by a. welby pugin, architect, late professor of ecclesiastical antiquities at st. marie's college, oscott. illustrated by extracts from the works of durandus, georgius, bona, catalani, gerbert, martene, molanus, thiers, mabillon, ducange, etc. enlarged and revised by the rev. bernard smith. third edition.

Item Description

Large 4to. 11 x 13 inches. xvi + 245 pp. Bound in later red buckram, with contrasting black spine title label, gilt. Top edge gilt. Some scattered foxing largely confined to edges, margins and paper guards; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 74 chromolithograph plates protected by paper guards, with 2 folding, including title page and extra plate xxix*, and by wood engravings in text. 'This is one of the outstanding colour books of the Victorian period' (McLean). The seventy four chromolithographs including vestments, gothic alphabets, symbols, ornaments, emblems and diaper patterns for stoles, maniples and copes, were drawn by Pugin, lithographed by Maguire and printed by Hanhart. The plates are preceded by a Glossary of Ecclesiastical Ornament and Costume, arranged alphabetically. In his introduction, Pugin emphasises the functional importance of ornament which is not 'mere enrichment:' 'Every ornament, to deserve the name, must possess an appropriate meaning, and be introduced with an intelligent purpose, and on reasonable grounds.' First published in 1844, the work is scarce in this edition. (McLean, p. 81-82).

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