"A History Of English Wallpaper 1509-1914" 1926 SUGDEN, Alan Victor & EDMONDSON, John Ludlam

SUGDEN, Alan Victor & EDMONDSON, John Ludlam

[281] pp.

w/ 70 plates in colour and 190 illustrations in half-tone

Charles Scribner's Sons


First Edition

13 1/4" x 11"

Excerpt from foreword; "The pages, then, that follow are intended chiefly as a tribute to the pioneers whose work, whether in an artistic, a mechanical, or any other capacity, laid the foundations of the very important art-industry of manufacturing paper-hangings which has been built up in this country. The scope of the book is as comprehensive as it has been practicable to make it. Beginning with the first crude attempts to use paper bearing a design or picture as a form of decoration in substitution for the costly gilt embossed leathers and figured textiles of the period, the development in technical and artistic achievement is traced down to the year 1914."

*dampstaining/ fading to cover board condition noted*

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