Lot 233: Author: Shaw, Henry. Title: Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages. Place Published: London. Publisher: Henry G. Bohn. Date Published: 1858. Description: 2 volumes. 94 plates, most colored; other illustrations in text, some colored. (4to) 27.5x18.5 cm (103/4x7 1/4"), full red morocco, paneled in gilt, spines gilt, morocco labels, all edges gilt. Reprint. The author's most ambitious work on the decorative arts of the medieval period. First published in 1843. A high-point of Victorian book design and color printing. Condition: Sunned, some light wear and soiling, corners bumped; very good.
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