The Grammar Of Ornament.
Illustrated by examples from various styles of ornament. one hundred and twelve plates.
Second Edition, Small Folio, 13.5 x 9.5 inches, chromolithographed title in red & black. & 111 chromolithographed plates, many heightened in silver & gold. numerous illustrations in the 157 pages of text which is interspersed with the plates. Original cloth gilt, re-backed preserving the original spine and boards with gilt titling and rules to spine, all edges gilt. This copy has at some time suffered slight water damage to the lower margin of the frontispiece and title page and first and last few plates, although the images are largely unaffected and the body of the book is completely unaffected. Jones brought together designs from all over the world to form one of the major influential pattern books of the Victorian age. The work was first published in 1856 in an expensive, lavish large Folio edition, this reprint was an attempted to make the work available to a larger public without compromising the quality of the plates which were faithfully redrawn and reissued in a smaller size. The change in size to a smaller format necessitated several illustrations to be set out on two plates instead of one in the original which explains why this edition has 112 plates compared with the 100 of the first edition.
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