Guide to the art of illuminating and missal painting. Fifth edition.
London, George Rowney & Co 1862.
8vo. 2 items in 1. 72pp, coloured woodcut frontis, 7 woodcut plates ; 80pp, numerous woodcut text ills. Publisher’s printed wrappers, contemporary cloth spine. Some pencil, ink and paint makrs in margins and occasionally on plate.s. Binding weak pp72-(1).
A short history of medieval illumination, followed by notes on the materials and techniques used past and present and on the design and compositions of illuminations. The Audsley brothers were practising architects interested in, and highly knowledgeable about, early medieval art. Bound in at the back is an extensive illustrated artists’ supplies catalogue, issued by the firm of Reeves & Sons, 113 Cheapside, London.