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Meyer, Franz Sales

A handbook of ornament … third English edition, revised by Hugh Stannus, F.R.I.B.A.

London, B.T.Batsford Ltd nd (preface dated 24 July 1894, but this edition 1896 ?).

Reference: 14345

Full Description

Large 8vo. xvi + 548pp, including 300 outline plates. Publisher’s cloth, bumped at head and foot of spine and a little worn at joints of spine. Early twentieth century bookplate of Eric R.Jarrett, with his accompanying ink ownership inscription dated December 1916. Subsequently Brian Housden’s copy.

A book which was for long the standard textbook on ornament, written by F.S.Meyer, Professor at the School of Applied Art in Karlsruhe, Germany, and first published in German in 1888. It was found helpful for its clear line illustrations of ornamental details. The text of the present English-language edition was revised slightly by its editor, Hugh Stannus (1840-1908), an architect and lecturer. The present copy belonged to Eric Rowlstone Jarrett, Studio Master at the Architectural Association in the interwar period.