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HUMPHREYS, Henry Noel JONES, Owen
The illuminated books of the Middle Ages; an account of the development and progress of the art of illumination, as a distinct branch of pictorial ornamentation, from the IVth to the XVIIth centuries
London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1849. THIRD EDITION. With the added chromolithograph title dated 1849 (lacking in many copies), letterpress title in red and black, 33 full-page plates (6 double page), 14 half-size plates, 7 decorative margin plates, 12 decorative initials, decorative borders and headpiece in chromolithograph plus 2 wood engraved plates. Wonderful half red morocco and red cloth with elaborate brass edges attached to both boards with decorative corners and clasp; some spotting on text leaves. Large bookplate on the paste-down and small plate on the front board from the Norfolk & Norwich Library. THE ART OF ILLUMINATION HUMPHREYS, Henry Noel JONES, Owen. The illuminated books of the Middle Ages; an account of the development and progress of the art of illumination, as a distinct branch of pictorial ornamentation, from the IVth to the XVIIth centuries. London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1849. Folio. With 33 full-page and 14 half-size plates. Half red morocco and red cloth with elaborate brass edges. Third edition of a seminal chromolithograph gift-book. Humphreys and Jones used the effect of stippling to optically mix color in a similar vein as later Pointillist artists. Considered a masterpiece of chromolithography, the volume presented a survey of the art of illumination with a focus on the development of style and technique rather than history and biography. It taps into the burgeoning Pre-Raphaelite and Arts & Crafts Movements in the face of industrialization, which both celebrated the culture of the Middle Ages and artisanal techn … [Click Below for Full Description]
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