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Handbook of the Arts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance As Applied to the Decoration of Furniture, Arms, Jewels Etc.

By M Jules Labarte

1855

John Murray : London

9" by 5.5"

xxxvi, 443pp

 

 

 

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An interesting insight into the art-forms of the Middle Ages, translated from the original French of M Jules Labarte. With examples of the various art forms through the numerous woodcut vignettes.

This title explores the meaning of art, and how it is more than architecture and paintings. Labarte looks at ecclesiastical utensils, arms, jewels, furniture and objects of common use to reflect on the artistic talent of ancient times. With the woodcuts from Labarte's original work. With a list of the artists mentioned in the work to the preface. Copac names the translator as Fanny Palliser. Palliser was an author of several books on art and lace and had quite the reputation in her field; she led the organisation of the international lace exhibition of 1874 in Kensington.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, smart with light rubbing to the extremities and to the joints. Further patches of rubbing to the joints. Splits to the head of joints, which remain firm. Small loss to the head and tail of spine due to rubbing. Note to the front pastedown on this text from a publisher's catalogue. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with scattered spotting to the first and last few pages, otherwise just the odd spot.

Overall Condition: Good

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