With Yuletide cheer we are featuring a selection of nineteenth and twentieth century illuminated manuscripts. It was during the febrile 1800s that an appreciation of Gothic design and the artistry of the Middle Ages came to full fruition, and both professional artists and gifted amateurs strove to capture the beauty of illumination in books and other artwork. Also, the new form of color printing known as chromolithography was especially well-suited to recreating the richness of the ancient art form.
Our fair schedule resumes in the New Year with the San Francisco Antiquarian Print & Paper Fair on February 1st and 2nd at the Fort Mason Center and the California International Antiquarian Book Fair beginning the following Thursday in Pasadena. More details will follow.
Farrer, Reginald. Painted by E. Harrison ComptonThe Dolomites. King Laurin's Garden London Adam and Charles Black 1913 First Edition Decorated Cloth Very Good 8vo. viii, 207 pp. 20 color plates. A lovely copy, with slight bump to lower front corner, and other minor wear of binding. Frontis plate has previous owner's inked caption on bottom, and inked inscription on FFEP. Overall a very clean and tight copy within.