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Prospectus for Meyer's Handbook of Ornament

Unbound as issued. Franz Sales Meyer (1849-1927) was a German Professor of Ornament, as well as an author and artist.

New York, New York: Bruno Hessling, Publisher, 1890s. Illustrated bifolium prospectus (10.75" by 7") for the Third Revised Edition of Meyer's Handbook of Ornament, first published in 1892 by Bruno Hessling. The book is described here as "A Grammar of Art Industrial and Architectural Designing in all its Branches for practical as well as theoretical use (first leaf verso); it had, by this point, become a staple in the libraries of architects and scholars. Reviews and endorsements are included, as well as a sample full-page illustration. It is offered in octavo cloth for $3.60. Small printed advertisement for a recent publication, "Modern English Interiors", tipped-in.

Evidently owned by an architect or architecture enthusiast, the final blank page of this prospectus has been co-opted as a space for drafting what appears to be a banister or staircase. Very good. Some dust-soiling and toning, one or two short tears (not affecting text or image).

Price: $175.00

Item #22000998