This is the very large 2006 hardback addition published by Taschen GmbH, with accompanying DVD.
'Imagine having an opulent compilation of history's most elegant and beautiful patterns and designs at your fingertips - to use, peruse, admire, and be inspired by. "World of Ornament" brings together the two greatest encyclopedic collections of ornament from the 19th century chromo-lithographic tradition: Auguste Racinet's "L'Ornement polychrome Volumes I and II" (1875/1888) and M. Dupont-Auberville's "L'Ornement des tissus" (1877).'
'Adapted from historical items dating back to antiquity, such as jewellery, tiles, stained glass, illuminated manuscripts, textiles, and ceramics, these ornamental designs encompass a wide range of cultural aesthetics, including classic Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan motifs, Asian and middle-Eastern patterns, as well as European designs from medieval times through the 19th century.
'Artists, historians, and art lovers will appreciate this lavish idea book, and interior designers and pattern-makers will be delighted that all of the ornamental designs may be used and reproduced without restriction!'
Introduction by David Batterham. Text in English, German and French.
A sumptuous and lavishly illustrated reference book. Printed in Italy, beautifully produced with cloth covered hardback covers, pictorial end papers and ribbon marker. This comes with its card original storage box, which has a big of damage.
Generally in superb condition throughout, with just a few light small marks on the cover.