THE BOOK OF ORNAMENTAL, ARCHITECTURAL, AND MONUMENTAL DESIGNS, rare alphabets, etc. Containing also drawings of the jewels in use by the Grand lodges of England and Scotland. With explanatory index. A useful collection for Lithographers, Engravers, Decorators, Cabinet-makers, Architects, Sculptors, Civil-engineers,
No date (inscribed 1856.). writing-masters, and parish teachers, manufacturers, founders, embroiderers, die cutters, designers, gold and silver-smiths, turners, house-painters, seal-engravers and all artisans who have more or less to do with drawings.12pp text, followed by 36 plates - some printed in colour and one folding, 2pp text. Original cloth, gilt Small folio. Binding very worn and marked - the spine splitting; light spotting to title; some water-staining; ownership inscription of C. J. Bowie, 'Painter & Decorator,' one front fixed endpaper. A good copy of an extremely scarce work. Five of the last six plates are of Masonic interest and have two pages of explanatory text at the close of the book. No copy located in COPAC.