The Practical Decorator and Ornamentist; for the use of architects, practical painters, decorators, and designers : containing one hundred plates in colours and gold : with descriptive notices, and an introductory essay on artistic and practical decoration
Glasgow Blackie & Son, 1892
Folio. Issues 1-15 in original printed portfolios all issued with original paper lettered wrappers. Very good set. With 100 chromolithographed plates. Beautiful chromolithographs of design details in various styles, including Greek and Japanese. One of the last great works of nineteenth century of its kind. George Ashdown Audsley (1838-1925) was a Scottish architect, and illustrator. His son Maurice, although an architect by profession too, became better known as a photographer in later life. The original wrappers are a little worn and in some cases repaired with paper tape but internally very good. The parts edition is particularly hard to locate .