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Colored Ornament of Antiquity 60 plates 1915  

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The Coloured Ornament of All Historical Styles...With Coloured Plates From Own Paintings in Water Colours by Alexander Speltz, Architect . Part I: Antiquity

Speltz, Alexander





43 pp. of introductory text, tipped-in color frontispiece and 60 tipped-in watercolor plates captioned at bottom margins, housed loose in In folio portfolio with tan cloth spines and brown paper over boards lettered and ornamentally stamped in orange, purple and black, cloth ties. 

The first of Speltz' three illustrated volumes on historical ornament, complete with all plates.

Lot Amendments

Some wear and staining to outer portfolio with fraying to spine ends; plates bright, the paper to which they are mounted has some toning and light edgewear; fine plates in good or better portfolio.

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