Title The Hand Book of Mediaeval Alphabets and Devices
Binding Blindstamped Cloth
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher London William Pickering 1853
Seller ID 001646
4to.  pp followed by 36 plates. Plates are duotone, and so less visual "pop" than the hand-colored plates of other Shaw titles, but still a superb reference and probably just about the most widely circulated of the Shaw titles in his day. Spine darkened so lettering obscured, readable but barely. Blue of cloth somewhat uneven. Some foxing and/or soiling affecting a few plates. Upper edge of other plates with film of soil. Otherwise mostly clean, if not exactly bright.