HUMPHREYS, Henry Noel (1807-79). The Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages. An Account of the Development and Progress of the Art of Illumination, as a Distinct Branch of Pictorial Ornamentation, from the IVth to the XVIIth Centuries ... Illustrated by Owen Jones. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849. 2°, additional chromolithographed title, 39 mounted chromolithographed plates and one uncoloured plate (plates 8, 19 & 20 lack accompanying text, spotting to most pages, chipping and marginal repairs to the borders of most plates). Contemporary calf stamped in blind (worn, separation at upper hinge, modern endpapers). Provenance: Durham County Library (labels and barcode on front endpapers, small ink stamp on verso of printed title).
Price Realized is hammer price plus buyer’s premium and does not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.
- £375 (Set Currency)
- £400 - £600
- ($730 - $1,100)
- Sale 5315 —
- Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions
- 13 November 2008
- London, South Kensington