On Colour And On The Necessity For A General Diffusion Of Taste Among All Classes.
John Murray, Albemarle Street.
With remarks on laying out dressed or geometrical gardens. examples of good and bad taste illustrated by woodcuts and coloured plates in contrast. by sir j. gardner wilkinson, d.c.l. f.r.s. f.r.g.s. m.r.s.l. m.r.i.b.a. etc.
8vo. 9 x 6 inches. xvi + 408 pp. Errata slip tipped in. Lacks half title. Bound in original cloth,gilt, with blind stamped borders enclosing gilt block, repeated on spine. Uncut pages. Front hinge neatly repaired. Extremities worn and spine darkened; otherwise a very good copy. Armourial bookplate of Sir Humphrey de Trafford, Bt., the crest figure and motto, 'How Thus,' being also blocked on lower spine, gilt. Illustrated by 8 chromolithograph plates, including frontispiece, by 62 wood engravings in text and by tables. A study of colour theory, using historical examples, and a critique of poor taste in colour design. By Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1797-1875), best known as a pioneering Egyptologist. This copy may have been owned by Sir Humphrey de Trafford, 2nd Bt. (1808-86), of Trafford Park, or possibly by his son of the same name (1862-1929). A scarce title.
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