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The Resource A primer of the art of illumination for the use of beginners : with a rudimentary treatise on the art, practical directions for its exercise, and examples taken from illuminated mss., by F. Delamotte

A primer of the art of illumination for the use of beginners : with a rudimentary treatise on the art, practical directions for its exercise, and examples taken from illuminated mss., by F. Delamotte

Label
A primer of the art of illumination for the use of beginners : with a rudimentary treatise on the art, practical directions for its exercise, and examples taken from illuminated mss.
Title
A primer of the art of illumination for the use of beginners
Title remainder
with a rudimentary treatise on the art, practical directions for its exercise, and examples taken from illuminated mss.
Statement of responsibility
by F. Delamotte
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A basic manual on medieval illumination providing both a historical overview and practical how-to guide.
Illustrations
plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
ND3310
LC item number
.D3
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
The book is divided into two parts, "the first dealing with the history, definition, and characteristics of illumination, with particular reference to manuscripts owned by the British Museum, and the second providing practical directions on how to illuminate manuscripts, an overview of colors and how to make them, and an array of handy “tricks” detailing the many different techniques one could use to make modern manuscripts look more authentic. Freeman also included individual tables listing the dates, titles, interesting points, and museum locations of manuscripts from England, France, Italy, Germany, and the Near East to help his readers find for themselves actual examples on public display at the British Museum that could be used as historical and technical references in comparison to their own artistic efforts--even going so far as to point out that, despite popular belief to the contrary, female enthusiasts were also welcome at the British Museum, pointing out in the text's final note that "there are seats specially set apart for ladies" in the Museum's reading room"--from an online description, "Delamotte's 1860 Primer of the Art of Illumination" by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library of The Ohio State University
Label
A primer of the art of illumination for the use of beginners : with a rudimentary treatise on the art, practical directions for its exercise, and examples taken from illuminated mss., by F. Delamotte
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Text within double red borders; ornamental capitals in red, some with penwork; ornamental head- and tail-pieces in red
  • The 20 plates contain illuminated initials and borders in gold and colors, including 7th- and 8th-century Celtic knotwork monograms, Italian decorated initials, and initials and borders from early Bibles and French Books of hours
  • One page of publisher's advertisements for E. & F.N. Spon at end, with title "Just Published."
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
43, [1] pages, 20 leaves of plates
Lccn
04007682
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: publisher's red cloth binding; beveled edges; gold-stamped ribbons with title "De La Motte's Primer Illumination" entwined around a gold-stamped Celtic cross on a staff decorated with sprays of leaves and flowers; all edges gilt. Illustrated bookplate on front pastedown of George H. Brook; from the library of William B. Woolman.
Other physical details
illustrations (some colored)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)01280991
  • ucoclc1280991
Label
A primer of the art of illumination for the use of beginners : with a rudimentary treatise on the art, practical directions for its exercise, and examples taken from illuminated mss., by F. Delamotte
Publication
Note
  • Text within double red borders; ornamental capitals in red, some with penwork; ornamental head- and tail-pieces in red
  • The 20 plates contain illuminated initials and borders in gold and colors, including 7th- and 8th-century Celtic knotwork monograms, Italian decorated initials, and initials and borders from early Bibles and French Books of hours
  • One page of publisher's advertisements for E. & F.N. Spon at end, with title "Just Published."
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
43, [1] pages, 20 leaves of plates
Lccn
04007682
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: publisher's red cloth binding; beveled edges; gold-stamped ribbons with title "De La Motte's Primer Illumination" entwined around a gold-stamped Celtic cross on a staff decorated with sprays of leaves and flowers; all edges gilt. Illustrated bookplate on front pastedown of George H. Brook; from the library of William B. Woolman.
Other physical details
illustrations (some colored)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)01280991
  • ucoclc1280991

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