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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.
Humphreys, Henry Noel, 1810-1879
Edward, Prince of Wales, 1330-1376
Great Britain - History - Edward III, 1327-1377
Chromolithography - Specimens
Bookbinding - Specimens - Papier mâché
"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
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Libraries - Cary Graphic Arts Collection
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SPECIMEN Papier mâché 7
Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on the History and Practice of Bookbinding
England - London
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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.
"Descriptive index of the embellishments"--pp. i-ii (2d). Errata--p.ii (2d).