The Art of Illuminating, as Practised in Europe From the Earliest Times.
By W[illiam]. R[obert]. Tymms. Essay, and Instructions as to its Practice, by M[atthew]. Digby Wyatt. To Be Completed in Twelve Monthly Parts. London: Day and Son, 1860. 4to. 104pp. of text, color illustrated front covers of issues loose, followed by 98 spectacular colored plates, showcasing heavily embellished & detailed illumination, many done in gilt, some with original tissue protectors. Loose. Original brown cloth, rear cover only, with the front being pale red cloth ribbon & envelope-style wrapper; faded & worn. The reference work on this subject covering the art from the Sixth through the Sixteenth Centuries. Missing plate Number 5 from the Eighth Century: front cover title pages for Monthly Parts 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and Parts 11 & 12 only (missing Parts 1 and 3): else colors beautiful and bright. Ready for the binder (or the framer) and priced accordingly.