The Ornamental Arts Of Japan. George Ashdown Audsley.

The Ornamental Arts Of Japan

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883-1884. leather_bound. Folios, 16 1/2 x 13 inches. Limited edition: Artist's Proof Copy, 48 of 60 for America, signed by Audsley. Two frontispieces, 70 chromolithographs and 35 heliogravure plates, all with tissue guards. There are nine sections which cover: Drawing, Painting, Engraving & Printing, Embroidery, Incrusted Works, Metal, Cloisonné Enamel, Modeling & Carving, Heraldry. He and his brother William were successful British architects, George held Ruskin's aesthetic in great esteem, and was one of the earliest British authorities on Japanese art publishing. Watered silk endpapers, joints and extremities rubbed, backstrips, interior contents clean, backstrips blistered and desiccated. Orig. decorated and richly gilt purple-brown morocco. Very good. 2 vols. Item #20409

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