The Art Of Illumination As Practised During The Middle Ages.




Bell and Daldy, York Street, Covent Garden.




With a description of the metals, pigments, and processes employed by the artists at different periods. by henry shaw, f.s.a. second edition, with coloured illustrations.

Item Description

4to. 11 x 7.75 inches. viii + 66 pp. letterpress + plates. Bound in original maroon cloth with gilt decorated borders and titles on front board and spine and blind stamped decorated borders and panel on rear board. Bevelled boards. All edges gilt. A little wear to extremities and small ink stains on boards. Some foxing of flyleaves and spotting confined to versos of plates, except on colour plate XVI; otherwise a very good copy in its original binding. Illustrated by half title frontispiece, by 26 plates, of which 14 are wood engravings and 12 are chromolithographs, all plates having blank paper guard sheets in front, and by text figures. Decorated by title page vignette and by initials. Examples of medieval illumination, mostly grouped in double pairs of sepia wood engravings and chromolithographs of the same example. Henry Shaw (1800-73) was an antiquary, architectural draughtsman, engraver and illuminator who wrote on ornaments, decorative arts and alphabets.

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