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Speltz, Alexandre

L’ornement polychrome dans tous les styles historiques. Publiée d’après les originaux en aquarelle par Alexandre Speltz architecte … première partie L’Antiquité.

Leipzig, Librairie Baumgärtner nd (1915 or later).

Reference: 14509
Price: £75 [convert currency]

Full Description

Folio. (8) + 43 + (1)pp, mounted colour title leaf, 60 mounted colour plates. Preserved in publisher’s pictorial cloth portfolio, covers marked (upper cover particularly so). Ink ownership inscription of Edward William Armstrong FRIBA (New Zealand-born architect) on upper cover of portfolio and on mounted colour title leaf, and his ink initials on bottom right-hand blank outer corner of each signature of text. In good, clean condition internally.

French-language version of the first instalment of a proposed book on polychrome ornament, with mounted colour plates, by the German architect Alexander Speltz, previously the author in 1904 of a best-selling book on ornament generally. Further volumes devoted to polychrome ornament in the middle ages and in modern times were to follow.