A Record of the Black Prince.; Being a selection of such passages in is life as have been most quaintly and strikingly narrated by chronicles of the period, embellished with highly wrought miniatures and borderings selected from various illuminated MSS., referring to events connected with English history. Henry Noel Humphreys.
A Record of the Black Prince.; Being a selection of such passages in is life as have been most quaintly and strikingly narrated by chronicles of the period, embellished with highly wrought miniatures and borderings selected from various illuminated MSS., referring to events connected with English history

A Record of the Black Prince.; Being a selection of such passages in is life as have been most quaintly and strikingly narrated by chronicles of the period, embellished with highly wrought miniatures and borderings selected from various illuminated MSS., referring to events connected with English history

London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849. First edition. Hardcover. Unpaginated. 19 x 14 cm. Title page printed in red and black. Illustrated with six chromolithographed vignettes, four chromolithographed borders, two wood engraved borders with numerous wood engraved initials. The author, a British illustrator, naturalist, entomologist and numismatist took advantage of the Victorian craze for for gift books as well as aquariums, providing practical instruction for creating them at home. This work exemplifies the former, as GORDON N. RAY 233 notes in his Chromolithography section: "'Not content merely to imitate his medieval predecessors, he created fresh designs in their spirit, thus producing the most attractive of chromolithographic books." Chips to back cover lower corner and front cover upper corner. ABBEY LIFE 228. McLEAN. Victorian Book Design, p.104. Black leather spine, papier mache boards decorated in blind, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Aeg. Very good. Item #22424

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