Detail View: CARY GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION: A record of the Black prince. Being a selection of such passages in his life as have been most quaintly and strikingly narrated by chroniclers of the period, embellished with highly wrought miniatures and borderings selected from various illuminated mss., referring to events connected with English history.

Filename: 
cc_2020_papiermachesp7
Identifier: 
cc_2020_papiermachesp7
Title: 
A record of the Black prince. Being a selection of such passages in his life as have been most quaintly and strikingly narrated by chroniclers of the period, embellished with highly wrought miniatures and borderings selected from various illuminated mss., referring to events connected with English history.
Creator: 
Humphreys, Henry Noel, 1810-1879
Subject: 
Edward, Prince of Wales, 1330-1376
Subject: 
Great Britain - History - Edward III, 1327-1377
Subject: 
Chromolithography - Specimens
Subject: 
Bookbinding - Specimens - Papier mâché
Subject: 
Marbled papers
Subject: 
Blackletter
Summary: 
"In order to give as much as possible of the original 'old book' charm to these passages from the chroniclers, they have been carefully printed, with suitable 'rubrics,'in black letter, from old type that appears to have been actually used by ... the celebrated Caxton ... A massive carved binding has been added in order that the volume may convey, as completely as possible, the impression of one of those richly embellished books of chronicles that form the gems of some of our greatest public and private libraries "--Pref
Publisher: 
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
Digital Publisher: 
Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Libraries - Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Date of Original: 
1849
Date of Digitization: 
2020
Broad Type: 
still image
Specific Type: 
books
Digital File Format: 
jpeg
Dimensions of Original: 
20 cm.
Language: 
English
Original Item Location: 
SPECIMEN Papier mâché 7
Library Collection: 
Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on the History and Practice of Bookbinding
Digital Project: 
2020_0040_papiermache
Catalog Record: 
https://albert.rit.edu/record=b1839069
Place: 
England - London
Rights: 
RIT Libraries makes materials from its collections available for educational and research purposes pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. It is your responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder to publish or reproduce images in print or electronic form.
Notes: 
Original black papier mâché binding with leather spine and hinges; boards pierced to expose red paper backing. Title in red and black. Printed letter-press by Vizetelly Brothers; book and binding designed by H.N. Humphreys.--Cf. McLean, R. Victorian book design, p.104-105.
Notes: 
"Descriptive index of the embellishments"--pp. i-ii (2d). Errata--p.ii (2d).