ALPHABETS PLAIN ORNAMENTED AND ILLUMINATED: A SELECTION.

  • Boston, MA: L. Prang & Co. n.d., but circa 1870.
  • oblong 12mo.
  • original brown pebbled cloth, front cover gilt-stamped
  • (20) pages

Price: $950.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 129755

Preface. Printed on recto only. Published circa 1870 according to the Huntington Library catalogue. Cover title Prang's Alphabets. Title and three leaves are chromolithographs, the remaining twelve in black and white. The preface notes that there are "no designs claiming originality," but rather this work endeavors to produce "the most valued specimens, illustrating the styles of the different centuries. . ." With an emphasis on styles "now so much in vogue for ornmaenting sacred subjects." Publisher's advertisement follows text. Extremities of spine slightly worn. Very light foxing.