1890. Item #A6163
Guillot, Ernest. L'Ornementation. Paris: H. Laurens, n.d. [ca. 1890s]. 5 (of 6) parts, bound in one. Each, 16 chromolithographed leaves, printed on rectos, for a total of 80 leaves. Good hardcover, original wrappers bound in. Stitching partly exposed but the binding is sound. ** A brilliantly chromolithiographed collection of lettering, ornament, and other decorative motifs for the use of artists, designers, and students. The hundreds of illustrations are taken from manuscripts, printed books, wall paintings, and other sources from antiquity into the 18th century. The only texts are the title pages and often the source of the illustration. The parts, which here are bound in a different order, are:  Elements d'Ornementation pour l'Enluminure;  L'Ornementation des Manuscrits au Moyen-Age (XIIIe Siecle);  L'Ornementation des Manuscrits au Moyen-Age (XVe Siecle);  Elements d'Ornementation du XVIe au XVIIIe Siecle (XVIe Siecle);  Elements d'Ornementation du XVIe au XVIIIe Siecle (XVIIe et XVIIIe Siecles). Lacks part : L'Ornementation des Manuscrits au Moyen-Age (XIVe Siecle). $300.00[a].