After a long hiatus from uploading photos and generally tending to the site, we will be adding much new material in the week ahead, including illustrated manuscripts, a few wonderful color plate books, and some quirky ephemera items.
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.
Title Illuminated Ornaments Selected from Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Sixth to the Seventeenth Centuries, Drawn and Engraved by Henry Shaw. With Descriptions by Sir Frederic Madden
Binding Quarter Morocco over Cloth Boards
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher London William Pickering 1833
Seller ID 001596
4to. (11.5 by 9 inches, 29 by 23 cm.) 16 pp followed by 59 hand-colored plates representing 40 different specimens. Also hand-colored half-title page. In total there are 150 examples of illuminated ornament provided on the plates. Some light wear to the binding. Some occasional finger smudges inside. Generally clean copy, with moderate age toning.