Shaw (Henry) - The Art of Illumination


Shaw (Henry) - The Art of Illumination

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The Art of Illumination, as practised during the Middle Ages. With a description of the metals, pigments, and processes employed by the artists at different periods. Second edition, with coloured illustrations, 8vo, pp.viii,66, 16 wood-engraved plates & 12 chromo versions of the same, London: Bell and Daldy, 1870.

16 wood-engraved plates and 12 colour versions of the same, engraved vignettes within the text. A few leaves guarded on stubs at the front. Original cloth, elaborately blocked in gilt, damaged on spine (but all present), bevelled edges, all edges gilt, some foxing - mainly to the versos of plates. Two bookplates. A good copy.

Amazing colour printing.

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