Title: The Grammar of Ornament
Publisher: Bernard Quaritch, London
Publication Date: 1868
Book Condition: Very Good+
Later maroon cloth, gilt-stamped lettering on spine, original front panel laid-down, preserving the original lovely gilt-stamped design, a.e.g.; folio; pp. 157, plus 100 plates (many of them full-color lithographs), and numerous b/w illustrations in text. Some light scuffing at spine tips and along edges of boards; tail of spine a little frayed; boards a little rubbed here and there. Plate LXXXIII has two panels neatly cut away, otherwise contents are fine. A spectacular reference, covering ornamental designs spanning decades: Primitive, Egyptian, Assyrian/Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arabian, Turkish, Moresque, Indian, Hindoo, Chinese, Celtic, Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan, Italian and Leaves and Flowers from Nature. Bookseller Inventory # D14048
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