[London]: Day & Son, .
Folio. Illuminated by Owen Jones and Henry Warren. Illustrated in chromolithography using six to thirteen colors per plate including gilt in addition to the normal reds and blues. Bound in original publisher's Leake's Patent relievo brown calf with blind stylized foliage designs on the covers and spine, the upper cover with the title, the lower with the publisher's name in intertwined lettering, a.e.g. Binder's ticket in rear of Leighton son and Hodge. Contents fine but for marginal spoting on first few leaves. Binding about fine but for some minor wear to lower corners and small darkened area to spine foot. Quite a nice copy overall. Quite scarce. Item #22331
An outstanding example of chromolithography, this was Owen Jones' first book after the Grammar of Ornament. There are many styles of ornament, from floral to geometric, but nearly all the design in formal. "Here is a new conception in book design, which prefigures the Kelmscott opening of thirty years later". (McLean. Victorian Book Design, p. 128-9).