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The Miracles of Our Lord by  Henry Noel Humphreys - Hardcover - First edition - 1848 - from Thorn Books (SKU: 17405)

The Miracles of Our Lord

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The Miracles of Our Lord

by Humphreys, Henry Noel

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  • hardcover
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London: Longman & Co, 1848. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. iv,(1),31,(2)pp. Thirty-two pages are chromolithographed by Humphreys, in addition there is a leaf of the illuminator' s remarks and one comprising an index of the miracles. Bound in the original black papier-mache covers designed to look like carved ebony. The binding was based on one carved in ivory in the 12th Century and has medallions of the principal miracles intertwined with ornate decorations and the title. The front and rear covers are identical. The book is exuberantly illustrated using chromolithography on 32 pages alternating between hot bright colors and cool pages subtly tinted with various shades, the whole combining to make both a magnificent tribute to Medieval illustration and to the then new and novel technique of chromolithography. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Nicely rebacked in plain black leather;; a few small cracks in the binding, edges and corners neatly mended, but a very good copy. The Art of Publishers' Bookbindings, 160-162. Housed in a custom slipcase.

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Bookseller
Thorn Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
17405
Title
The Miracles of Our Lord
Author
Humphreys, Henry Noel
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Longman & Co
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1848
Bookseller catalogs
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All books returnable for any reason within seven days, providing only that they are received in the same condition as shipped. Shipments to an Arizona address must add appropriate sales tax. Libraries billed.

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About Thorn Books

Thorn Books offers antiquarian, rare and out-of-print books. Frequently updated catalogues are available online in our specialty areas: King Arthur; Early Britain; Western Americana; California; Literature; and Rare Books. We are open by appointment only. Thorn Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers of American (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the Independent League of Online Booksellers (IOBA).

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