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Paisley Patterns; A Design Source Books"

By REILLY Valerie:

Studio Edition l989 . Folio 100 coloured plates with introduction by the keeper of textiles at the Paisley Textile Museum. As new copy

$28.91

"L'Ornement Polychrome - Cent Planche en couleur, or et argent - contenant environ de 2000 motifs de tous les styles - Art Anciens et Asiatique, Moyen Age, Renaissance, XVII & XVIII Siecles "

By RACINET M.A.:

Firmin Didot, Paris circa l876 . Folio 55 page introduction on the history and uses of ornament; followed by 100 plates (image size 20cmsx29cms) The "Racinet" is one of the great "Grammar-of-Ornament" style works of the second half of the l9th Century The superb series of plates were printed by chromolithography by Firmin Didot in Paris; each plate accompanied by a leaf of descriptive text. A fine example of the printers art of the day. A useful and practical reference work for designers, colourists, restorers and historians of decoration - In this copy the plates and text are bound on stubs in a sturdy volume newly rebound in green buckram with leather spine lables. Although some 19th century ornament books have been reprinted the quality of these original plates can never be matched; indeed printing of this quality is now a thing of the past - the skill and techniques are lost.

$525.68

"L'Ornement Polychrome - Deuxieme Serie - Cent-Vignt Planche en couleur, or et argent - contenant environ de 2000 motifs de tous les styles - Art Anciens et Asiatique, Moyen Age, Renaissance, XVII & XVIII Siecles "

By RACINET M.A.:

Firmin Didot, Paris circa l876 . Folio 55 page introduction on the history and uses of ornament; followed by 120 plates (image size 20cmsx29cms) The "Racinet" is one of the great "Grammar-of-Ornament" style works of the second half of the l9th Century The superb series of plates were printed by chromolithography by Firmin Didot in Paris; each plate accompanied by a leaf of descriptive text. A fine example of the printers art of the day. - In this copy the plates and text are bound on stubs . Newly rebound in green buckram with leather spine label

$525.68

"La Peinture Decorative en France du XIeme au XVIeme Siecle" together with "La peinture Decorative en France du XVI au XVIII Siecles"

By GELIS-DIDOT P & LAFFILLEE H:

Paris, Ancien Maison Morel no date circa l875 . This magnificently produced work serves both as a scholarly record of the pictures and imagery in churches and the decoration of great houses and palaces and as a pattern book for decorators and designers today. The two volumes The two volumes each comprises 60 fine coloured plates (printed by Firmin Didot) with descriptive texts. In the first series the decorations are drawn from Churches; these show murals of biblical scenes set in the context of very elaborately decorated geometrical and floral patterns. In the second volume the decorations have been collected from great houses and palaces . These decorations are mainly secular, drawing on the traditions of antiquity, chinoiserie, with extensive use of gold , marble and plasterwork. The two series are uniformly bound in green half morocco, sturdy but lightly rubbed with the plates and texts mounted on stubs. The two volumes

$512.54

"Moderne Kirchen- Dekorationen; Ein vorlagewerk fur Ornamentale Kirchenmalerei"

By FELDEGG Ferdinand Ritter von:

Anton Schroll, WIEN n,d, circa 1880 . Folio portfolio comprising 2pp text + 32 Chromolithographed plates of fine quality. These show recent wall and ceiling decorations from churches in Wien, Bruhnne and Modling. The style echoes the Medieval past , or Violet le Duc but with more plant references - an anticipation of Art Nouveau perhaps Good condition

$157.70

Ferronnerie Ancienne - Epoques Louis XV et Louis XVI -Quatrieme Serie

By CONTET F.:

Paris circa 1900 . 42 large plates showing examples of architectural ironwork from various French cities, In portfolio with ties. Postageat cost

$32.86