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Books and materials relating to the applied arts prior to 1918; their use in architecture & interior design; the design of handworked and manufactured objects including: ceramics, metalwork, wood, jewelry, textiles, glass, furniture, graphics, clocks & watches, toys, leather, etc.

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Exterior Decoration: Victorian Colors for Victorian Houses, F.W. Devoe & Company, Philadelphia, The Athaeneum of Philadelphia, 1976, first edition, oblong elephant folio (15.25" x 11.5"), HB in dj, black leatherette boards w/ gilt spine titles & decorative endpapers in color illus dj w/ black titles, VG- / VG-. Front hinge starting, foxing to exterior bds & first few leaves, corners bumped. DJ edgeworn, rubbed, rear foxing evident.

90 pp., 20 full-page color plates, two pages of a total of 50 color chips bound in at rear, index, bibliography. Limited run of 5000 copies, 2000 numbered; this copy is not numbered. Paint samples are keyed to plates by number and include a statistical analysis and twenty alternate color schemes. "A treatise on the artistic use of colors in the ornamentation of building, and a series of designs, illustration the effects of different combinations of colors in connection with various styles of architecture."


  • New Foreword...Roger W. Moss, Jr., The Athaeneum of Philadelphia

  • New Introduction...Samuel J. Dornsife, A.S.I.D.
    New Bibliography

  • Original Preface

  • Art in House Painting

  • Artistic Selection and Combination of Colors

  • A Chapter on Paints

  • Practical Suggestions to the Painter

  • Plates...

  • Queen Anne, Italianate, Second Empire and Elizabethan Styles, Railroad Station, Colonial House Before & After, Eastlake Style, Resort Hotel, Second Empire Style.

  • Harrison Brothers Color Card of 1871

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    [Book ID # 1973]

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