FINE LEATHER BINDING. – William Robert TYMMS & Sir Mathew Digby WYATT.
The Art of Illuminating as Practised in Europe from the earliest times. Illustrated with borders, initial letters and alphabets selected and chromolithographed by … Tymms With an essay and instructions by .. . Wyatt. London: published by Day and Son, [undated but circa 1866 ]. Octavo (9 x 6ins; 228 x 152mm). Pp. [1-]2-96. Chromolithographic title, and 95 chromolithographic plates (numbered, with Latin numerals, from I - XCV). (Plate I damaged and laid down [see images], occasional spotting).
Fine 20th-century red/brown morocco, the covers elaborately tooled in gilt and blind [see images], the spine with gilt lettering flanked by gilt decorative panels echoing the designs on the covers, gilt ruled turn-ins, top edge of the book block gilt (two small ‘dings’ to the upper cover [see images], spine very slightly discolored [see images]).
A fine binding from a gifted but unidentified binder, with 95 beautiful chromolithographed plates. This is a revised later edition from 1866 and is complete. The first edition of 1860 included more text and 4 more plates.
- Binding Condition: Excellent
- Overall Condition: Acceptable
- Size: 8 5/8 x 5 5/8ins; 218 x 142mm