Sketches Graphic and Descriptive for a History of the Decorative Painting applied to English Architecture
by Blackburne, E.L.
London: John Williams, 1847. First edition. Hardcover. Modern three quarter red calf and marbled boards. Near fine. 88 pages in text. Folio, 38 x 28 cm. Chromolithograph title page and 24 chromolithograph plates. A spectacular example of Victorian colour printing. ABBEY LIFE 6." A smaller book of this time which deserves not to be forgotten, with beautiful chormolitho plates, comparable to Pugin's coloured books, is E.L. Blackburne.....its 24 plates show tiles, decorative motifs, painted wall, ceilings, and other architectural details, printed in many colors and without any hand-colouring by Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen." Small damp stain at joint head not affecting text or images, raised bands, spine panels decorated in gilt.
(Inventory #: 20861)
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