Polychromatic Decoration As Applied to Mediaeval Styles...

Polychromatic Decoration As Applied to Mediaeval Styles...
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London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1882. Folio, [vii], 32 pp., 37 color plates heightened in gilt and 31 pages of descriptions to accompany the plates, title-page printed in pink and black. Original paneled brown cloth over beveled boards with titling in gilt to upper board and backstrip. Backstrip and edges are rubbed and frayed, internally bright; very good. Owner signature dated 1888 on first endpaper. First edition. A “practical and suggestive” treatise on the polychromatic decoration of ecclesiastical and domestic buildings in the mediaeval styles, with beautiful color plates illustrating wall patterns, as well as pillar, arch-mouldings, colonnade and arcades, finials, crockets, and ceiling decorations, and some decorative alphabets. (Item Id: 108599)

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