Ornament in History: A Collection of Studies in the Historical Use of Ornament in Architecture; Architectural Decoration for Interiors with Composition Ornaments for Today from History (2 volumes)
Place Published: California
Publisher: J. P. Weaver Company; Printed by Bennethum & Bailey
Date Published: 1985
Edition: Limited first edition
Book Id: 42055
IV; ; ; 24; X; 266pp. Quarto [32 cm] Loose-leaf plates housed in portfolios with blue cloth over boards, ornamental gilt stamped designs and lettering on the spines and front covers, and three blue string ties. Marbled pastedowns. The portfolios are in very good condition, with light rubbing and several minor stains. The majority of the plates are in near fine condition, else very good. The following plates in volume 2 are absent or a little soiled, and have been substituted with Xerox copies: 37, 38, 219, 220, 237, and 238.
Number 1018 in an unspecified limited edition, printed within an embossed seal. Volume 1 presents the best selections from a lifelong collection of photographs illustrating the beautiful use of ornament in history. The subject of volume 2 is "composition ornament," referred to today as "compo."