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The Hand Book of Mediaeval Alphabets and Devices

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Product description

A rather battered copy of this originally beautifully produced work, offering "to the architect, the decorator, and the student of ornamental design ... examples of alphabets, numerals and devices ... as may be found practically useful".

Blue cloth, gilt titles to spine, stamped decorative borders front and back. Bumped, boards very worn and scuffed with loss of surface glaze, back board marked; spine ends ragged. Binding shaken, split front inner hinge rather clumsily repaired with tape. First few pp partially/wholly detached, but plates + tissues all secure. Page edges browned (fore-edges uncut, worn), scattered foxing, some grubby marks but plates largely spared. Unpaginated: [x] + 36 monochrome plates (rectos only) in red/blue/green/ochre/brown, each with tissue guard.

Published 1853

Item details

Author(s):
Shears, Sarah
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
4to - 10 - 13
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Bernard Quaritch
Title:
The Hand Book of Mediaeval Alphabets and Devices

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A rather battered copy of this originally beautifully produced work, offering "to the architect, the decorator, and the student of ornamental design ... examples of alphabets, numerals and devices ... as may be found practically useful".

Blue cloth, gilt titles to spine, stamped decorative borders front and back. Bumped, boards very worn and scuffed with loss of surface glaze, back board marked; spine ends ragged. Binding shaken, split front inner hinge rather clumsily repaired with tape. First few pp partially/wholly detached, but plates + tissues all secure. Page edges browned (fore-edges uncut, worn), scattered foxing, some grubby marks but plates largely spared. Unpaginated: [x] + 36 monochrome plates (rectos only) in red/blue/green/ochre/brown, each with tissue guard.

Published 1853

Author(s):
Shears, Sarah
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
4to - 10 - 13
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Bernard Quaritch
Title:
The Hand Book of Mediaeval Alphabets and Devices

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