An Essay upon Various Arts, in Three Books, of Theophilus, called also Rugerus, Priest and Monk, forming an Encyclopaedia of Christian Art of the Eleventh Century. Translated, with notes, by Robert Hendrie
London, John Murray, 1847 [first thus].
Octavo, [ii], lii, 447 pages plus 2 lithographic plates (a facsimile manuscript frontispiece printed in two colours with an initial letter hand-coloured, and a supplementary title leaf - in Latin - printed in gold and blue) and an errata slip.
Original cloth slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities, with slight wear to one corner and the head of the spine near the rear hinge; an excellent copy.
Parallel Latin-English text. 'The whole work of Theophilus abounds with curious and valuable information' on the practice of the arts and crafts of the time.