The Hand Book of Medieval Alphabets and Devices


The Hand Book of Medieval Alphabets and Devices

SHAW, Henry

Regular price $150.00 Sale

Colourful examples of medieval alphabets, numerals, and devices (monograms, labels, etc.) are here collected for architects, decorators and students of ornamental design. Most come from illuminated manuscripts and a few from brasses. The author's preface consists of a short history of this form of decorative art.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Henry George Bohn
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1856
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Not paginated. 30 cm. 36 coloured plates. Blue cloth with blind impressing. Binding loose, hinges cracked, spine torn in centre near front edge and ragged at head and tail. Corners bumped. Shelf wear and some soiling. Book plate for "George Blundell Thompson" on front pastedown endpaper has left slight mark on opposite side. Some thumbing and foxing. Several page edges roughened. Some prints have left marks on opposite pages.

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