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The Grammar of Ornament: Illustrated By Examples from Various Styles of Ornament. One Hundred and Twelve Plates.

Jones, Owen

Published by Day and Sons, Limited, London, 1856
Condition: Good
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Folio - over 12. Book. 157 pp of text. 112 plates. A cornerstone work on ornament, a chromolithographic masterpiece as well. Essential for any library of the decorative arts. In this second edition Jones added 12 plates, with notable contributions by J. B. Waring, J.O. Westwood, Christopher Dresser, M. Digby Wyatt, among others. Jones was himself a moving force behind the London Exposition of 1851 (the Crystal Palace Exposition) and this work goes hand in hand with that inasmuch as it is an attempt to encyclopedize ornamental work across time periods and cultures. Intended as a reference, the work also functions fabulously as pure display artwork, as the brilliant chromolithographs are a feast for the eye. This copy has scattered foxing and soilage, affecting a good number of the plates. Binding is tight. Calf corners are rubbed. Spine calf dry, with crease lines, rubbing and small chips. Photo(s) available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 000549

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Title: The Grammar of Ornament: Illustrated By ...

Publisher: Day and Sons, Limited, London

Publication Date: 1856

Binding: Three Quarter Calf

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Second Edition.

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