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Misericords; Medieval Life In English Woodcarving (A King Penguin Book)
Anderson, M.D.,
Penguin Books, Middlesex, England, 1956. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Fair. Illustrator: Various. Reprint. The text is illustrated with 48 pages of black-and-white photography at the rear of the book. Illustrated boards, showing a carver at work, with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as the underlying board, with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. "Services were long and frequent in the Middle Ages, and monks and canons had to stand upright longer than they liked. So, commiserating with them, the carpenters made small seats on the under-side of the tip-up seats in chancel stores on which one could sit, or against which at least one could lean, while apparently standing. The function and position being what it was, no strict and droll seems to have been kept over what the carver wished to represent to decorate these miserere or misericord seats." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. The author looks at these carvings and shows what subjects were carved from the every day life, mythology and is ecclesiastical themes. King Penguin Series Number 72 Softening of the backstrip, and a little rubbing to the book corners. The major damage has been tape marks to the endpapers. Browning and foxing to the book panels, textblock edges and endpapers. Offset tanning to the endpapers and light age toning of the internal text. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and to the dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (4), 5-30, (49 of which 48 pages are black-and-white photographs of Misericords) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Misericords; Britain/UK; Medieval 10th to 15thc; Inventory No: 0113315. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0113315  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Misericords; Medieval Life In English Woodcarving (A King Penguin Book)
Anderson, M.D.,
Penguin Books, Middlesex, England, 1954. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Poor. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. The text is illustrated with 48 pages of black-and-white photography at the rear of the book. Illustrated boards, showing a carver at work, with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as the underlying board, with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. "Services were long and frequent in the Middle Ages, and monks and canons had to stand upright longer than they liked. So, commiserating with them, the carpenters made small seats on the under-side of the tip-up seats in chancel stores on which one could sit, or against which at least one could lean, while apparently standing. The function and position being what it was, no strict control seems to have been kept over what the carver wished to represent to decorate these miserere or misericord seats." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. The author looks at these carvings and shows what subjects were carved from the every day life, mythology and is ecclesiastical themes. King Penguin Series Number 72. A little softening to the backstrip edges with rubbing to the book corners and lower book edges. Browning and faint foxing to the textblock edges. Offset tanning, browning in foxing to the endpapers with very light age toning to the pages. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the backstrip edges. A small tear to the top edge of the front panel with major damage to the backstrip region measuring 4 inches. Sunning rubs and a few foxing spots also visible. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (4), 5-30, (49 of which 48 pages are black-and-white photographs of Misericords) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Misericords; Britain/UK; Medieval 10th to 15thc; Inventory No: 0115327. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0115327  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Sculpture of the Parthenon (A King Penguin Book)
Corbett, P.E.,
Penguin Books, Middlesex, England, 1959. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. The text is illustrated with 40 pages of black-and-white photography at the rear of the book and black-and-white illustrations in the body of the text. Illustrated boards, showing Parthenon sculpture, with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as the underlying board, with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. The Parthenon was the finest architectural achievement of Periclean Athens, ".. is best known today for the sculpture with which it was decorated a continuous frieze in low relief, metopes in high relief, and free standing figures in the pediments or gables." -- from the front fold over panel blurb, this small book gives a representative example of the surviving sculpture. King Penguin Series Number 76. Softening of the backstrip, and a little rubbing to the book corners. The major damage has been tape marks to the endpapers along with foxing. Foxing to the textblock edges and light age toning of the internal pages. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and to the dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (6), 7-38, (2), then a section of 40 pages of black and white photography, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Misericords; Greece; Ancient (BC); Inventory No: 0113379. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0113379  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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