London: Day and Son, 1869.
First edition. Thick quarto. Original lavishly gilt and interwoven brown cloth both covers and spine, bevelled boards. Chromolithographed title and half-title, 100 chromolithographed plates printed on thick card paper each with tissue guard providing a thorough overview of the art of illumination from the 6th-16th Centuries. Hinges reinforced, corners very slightly bumped, else near fine copy of what is certainly the most authoritative treatise on this topic from an artistic point of view.
Price: $650.00 Item #955