A History of Miniature Art with Notes on Collectors and Collections
1887 · London / New York
by Propert, J.L.
London / New York: Macmillan, 1887. Hardbound. Good+ (heavy wear to boards, tears along spine, age toning to pages as expected with age, but text and plates are otherwise clear.). Blue cloth boards with gilt design and lettering; bw frontispiece with tissue guard, xvi, 285 pp. 22 plates (including portraits). This book contains a preface, chapters on missals and illuminated manuscripts, miniature art in England from the 16th to the 19th century, foreign schools, modelling in wax, le petite sculpture, snuff boxes, collectors and collections throughout the centuries, list of illustrations, and an index. Besides the pages of grouped plates, there are decorative drawings at the beginning and end of each chapter. (Inventory #: 181907)