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    1845 Exquisite Illuminated Illustrated 'Sermon on the Mount', fine binding
Size: 7" x 5", 3/4" thick
Publisher: London: Longman & Co
EXCELLENT condition
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The Sermon on the Mount. Gospel of St. Matthew Chapters V. VI. VII.
 Jones, Owen (illustrator). London: Longman & Co, 1845. 
 Rare and very well preserved first edition of the Owen Jones designed Sermon on the Mount with inclusions from the Gospel of Matthew, published in London in 1845. A fine copy of this early "illuminated book" by Owen Jones. Originally published in 1844, this is the second issue with a revised title-page and alterations to some other leaves. Gorgeous book has magnificent illuminated leaves, each page on thick card, chromolithographed with additional hand-coloring. Owen Jones (1809-1874), was an Anglo-Welsh architect, designer and early color theorist. A pioneer of Victorian fine printing, especially with regard to the use of color, with many of his designs heavily influenced by studies of Islamic structures and art in the Alhambra.
 A wonderfully presented volume featuring not only the aforementioned art and illuminated text and gilt chromo-lithographs, but ornate decorative borders and initials all in Renaissance styling. Bound in stunning original thick publishers morocco designed by Owen Jones, with elaborate blind stamped decorations and central illuminated crests with titling over vellum to each board; the spine with thick raised bands. Presented with all page edges gilt. EXCELLENT condition. 
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