Title The Arts In The Middle Ages, And At The Period Of The Renaissance. By Paul Lacroix (Bibliophile Jacob), Illustrated with nineteen chromolithographic prints by F. Kellerhoven and upwards of four hundred engravings on wood.
Publisher London : Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1870 . 0
Seller ID 44223
A very good full leather binding. 8vo. 10.25" x 7.50" x 2.00" . pp.19/[1p.]/pp.520 . Green morocco covered boards with wide border of gilt 'fleur de lys' (in the style of the middle ages). Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, gilt titles, and gilt date. All page edges bright gilt. Wide and intricate inner gilt dentelles over pink moire (watered silk) endpapers. Previous owner's signature to front free-endpaper: "Rupert C. Austin". Title in red & black. Colophon to verso of the title and at the base of the last leaf: "Printed By Virtue And Co., City Road, London." Preface signed by James Dafforne (Translator). Clean text and illustrations throughout. All chromolithographs with the original tissue guards. A very good book in a very good binding. ** "Paul Lacroix (April 27, 1806 – October 16, 1884) was a French author and journalist. He is known best by his pseudonym P.L. Jacob, bibliophile, or Bibliophile Jacob, suggested by his great interest in libraries and books generally. Lacroix was born in Paris, the son of a novelist. He was a prolific and varied writer, composing more than twenty historical romances as well as a variety of serious historical works, including histories of Napoleon III and of the Czar Nicholas I of Russia. He was the joint author with Ferdinand Séré of a five-volume work, Le moyen âge et la renaissance (1847), a profusely illustrated standard work on the manners, customs and dress of the Renaissance. He also wrote many monographs on phases of the history of culture, including Manners, Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period. Someone using the name Pierre Dufour published an exhaustive six-volume Histoire de la prostitution (1851–1854), which has always been attributed to Lacroix. His works concerning bibliography were also numerous, as was his periodical Revue universelle des arts [Universal Review of the Arts], which he initiated in 1855. In 1855 he was appointed librarian of the Arsenal Library, Paris." - See Encyclopaedia Brittanica . *** "James Dafforne (died 1880) was an English journalist, known for his art criticism in The Art Journal. Dafforne's works were mostly compilations from the Journal: Pictures of Daniel Maclise, R.A.; also the Pictures of William Mulready, of Leslie and Maclise, of Clarkson Stanfield, R.A., Sir Edwin Landseer, and others. He compiled the Pictorial Table-book. In 1878 he published a book on the Albert Memorial. In 1879 his final book appeared, The Life and Works of Edward Matthew Ward, R.A. He translated Arts of the Middle Ages, by James Lacroix." - See Wikipedia