Meyer, Franz Sales, with Tony Birks >>
Title Handbook of Ornament, a : A Grammar of Art, Industrial and Architectural Designing, in all its Branches, for Practical as Well as Theoretical Use
Book Condition Fair with no dust jacket
Publisher London: Gerald Duckworth & Company; 1974
Seller ID 11017
272 pages; Oblong 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Oblong hardcover, text and plates in two columns. Black cloth, gold spine title. Index, 300 plates depicting about 3200 b/w line illustrations, with captions. Text entirely in English. ; Isbn 0715607138. Revised reprint of 1894 English edition, based on 1888 German original, translated by Hugh Stannus. This edition 1974. Edited and with new introduction by Tony Birks. Includes every illustration of the original, with 'inconsistencies and circumlocutions of a rather clumsy translation' eliminated from the text. ; Topics include: Geometrical forms. Natural forms. Heraldry. Furniture. Jewelry. Decorated objects. More. ; We have graded this item Fair. Boards, edges and endpapers lightly spotted. Small chip to front board at upper joint. One page has a small pain stain affecting lower margin and part of one caption, everything readable. Both hinges tight. Textblock intact. Scarce.