Illuminated Ornaments Selected from Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Sixth to the ... Illuminated Ornaments Selected from Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Sixth to the ... Illuminated Ornaments Selected from Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Sixth to the ... Illuminated Ornaments Selected from Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Sixth to the ...

Illuminated Ornaments Selected from Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Sixth to the Seventeenth Centuries, Drawn and Engraved by Henry Shaw. With Descriptions by Sir Frederic Madden

Shaw, Henry; Frederic Madden

Published by William Pickering, London, 1833
Condition: Near Fine
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Large Paper Edition, folio sized, aka Imperial Quarto, 15 by 11 inches, 38 by 28 cm. 16 pp followed by 59 hand-colored plates representing 40 different specimens. Also hand-colored half-title page. In total there are 150 examples of illuminated ornament provided on the plates. This is a copy in which the illumination was rendered in actual gold, making this the scarcest version of this work, which was also issued without coloring and with more ordinary coloring in a smaller format. Full modern red leather binding is mint. Marbled endpapers. One description page and the tissue has a discreet achival tape repair on its verso. One minor closed tear elsewhere. Otherwise, but for occaional minor finger soiling, clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # 002110

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Title: Illuminated Ornaments Selected from ...

Publisher: William Pickering, London

Publication Date: 1833

Binding: Full Morocco

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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