1885 Rare First Edition ~THE ART OF ILLUMINATING by J.W. LOFTIE. Color Illustrated.
Author: William John Loftie.
Title: Lessons in the Art of Illuminating. A series of examples from works in the British Museum, Lambeth Plalca Library, and the South Kensington Museum. With practical instructions and a sketch of the history of the art.
Publisher: London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dublin, Blackie & Son, no date (1885). First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 10 "X 9 ".
Pages: xviii-34 pages.
Binding: Very good full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Good to Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some foxing and staining - as shown, name of a previous owner on the half-title page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful tipped-in color frontispiece, 8 other tipped-in color plates & numerous black&white illustrations in text.
The book: Beautiful first edition of this Victorian book on the Art of Illuminating.
The author: William John Loftie (25 July 1839, Tandragee, County Armagh, Ireland – 16 June 1911) was a British clergyman and writer, on the history of London, travel, art and architecture. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. After holding church appointments, he joined the staff of the Saturday Review, and in 1894 that of the National Observer. As a writer on antiquarian subjects, he combined learning and picturesque statement.
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