Binding for “The Art of Illumination and Missal Painting”

Henry Noel Humphreys


White kidskin, with 4 royal blue paper onlays and 1 chromolithographic paper onlay on front cover with gilt-stamped ruled borders, gilt floral ornamental surround, & blind-stamped ruled onlay with floral and foliate decorations, banners with illustrators' names Girolamo Libri / Ion Sifrewas / Ion Sifrewas / Isrl vn Mechenem Lucas von Ieyden / Iean Fouquet / Civlio Clovio vignette of lilies, and titling banners 'The Art of Illumination'; rear cover repeating gilt-stamping and blind-stamping from front, except all executed in blind-stamp; spine with gilt-stamped titling 'The Art of Illumination'

182 x 120 x 16 mm.

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Photograph and text from The Art of Publishers' Bookbindings, 1815-1915

With thanks to Ellen K. Morris and Edward S. Lervin