A Thurible or Censer
28 x 18.2 cm.
Beckwith, Victorian Bibliomania catalogue no. 40
Source: The Decorative Arts Ecclesiastical and Civil of the Middle Ages
Collection: Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
The Decorative Arts Ecclesiastical and Civil of the Middle Ages is a catalogue of medieval decorative arts illustrated with chromolithographs and wood engravings augmented by descriptions that contain provenance and stylistic attributions. To reinforce the historical ambience of his text, Henry Shaw drew illuminated initial letters coinciding in style with some of the pictured objects. Shaw's ten earlier books for the practicing architect-designer and antiquarian established his reputation as a major author in these fields. [continued below]
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