later quarter leather over cloth boards
1868 · London
by Jones, Owen
London: Bernard Quaritch, 1868. later quarter leather over cloth boards. Color Printing. folio. later quarter leather over cloth boards. 157+(1) pages, 112 plates. Third edition, originally published in 30 parts, with some copies bound by the publisher and sold for five guineas. (Friedman 152; Hardie p.243; McLean pp.122-125; Wakeman p.63). "One of the greatest monuments of color printing in the nineteenth century ..." This edition has 12 additional plates that were not present in the folio edition of 1856. Meant by Jones to be used as a book of inspiration to designers and still useful as such, the book is also a demonstration of the best of color printing. Contributors include J.B. Waring, J.O. Westwood, C. Dresser, and M. Digby Wyatt. Includes examples of American Indian, Egyptian, Assyrian/Persian, Greek, Pompeian, Roman Byzantine, Arabian, Turkish, Perisan, Indian, Hindu, Chinese, Celtic, Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan, and Italian, and Moorish ornamentation. Preface, list of propositions, list of plates. Some wear at head and tail of spine. Many leaves loose from binding as is typical as the publisher did not sew in the signatures but relied on glue. It is very rare to find a copy that has not been either rebound or recased. All plates present, but Plate LXXX incorrectly marked 'LXXXI' via a printing error. The prints are mostly clean, with the occasional light dampstaining around the edges which only occasionally lightly disturbs the plate. Some pages / plates are loose. Light chipping around the edges of some of the pages / plates.
(Inventory #: 116804)