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AUDSLEY (George Ashdown & Maurice Ashdown). The Practical Decorator and Ornamentist. For the use of Architects, Practical Painters, Decorators, and Designers. Containing One Hundred Plates in Colours and Gold. With Descriptive Notices, and an Introductory Essay on Artistic and Practical Decoration.1892

Glasgow: Blackie & Son, Limited, Folio (405 x 280 mm), 36pp., 2 diagram plates and 100 chromolithio plates (some highlighted in gold) printed by Firmin-Didot, each accompanied by a leaf of descriptive text, loose within the orig. portfolio with ties and title stamped on upper cover, all contained within a custom-made clamshell blue box which has in turn kept the contents in a fine state of preservation. The Audsley's were eminent Liverpool architects, and here they draw upon the likes of Pugin, Owen Jones, and Christopher Dresser. The chromolithographs are of the highest quality and are exceptionally vibrant and clean.

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