Claire Travers, Beginning Illumination: Learning the Ancient Art, Step by Step, 2016, HC, Near Fine

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Travers, Claire. Atglen, PA. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 2016.
English, Later Edition, Near Fine, HC, 4to, 8 ⅞” x 11 ¼,” 80 pp.
ISBN: 9780764350276

Paper over boards with full color images to front and back in geometric patterns, beige text to front and spine, beige endpapers and pastedowns, in publisher’s teal dust jacket matching the front and back covers of the book, gilded text to front and spine, images and text to inside gate flaps. Minor bumping to head and tail of spine, minor creasing to front endpaper near fore edge, otherwise clean, tightly bound, and excellent. In a Very Good dust jacket. Mild edgewear with creasing, mild shelfwear and pressure indentations to front and back, otherwise excellent. 80 pp. Replete with full color images. Beginning Illumination is a wonderfully detailed, step-by-step guide to creating illuminated images, teaching readers everything they need to know including the art form's history, supplies, techniques, gilding, and colors. From the dust jacket: “…the five steps of illuminating are clearly taught in detail, from applying gesso to placing gold leaf to adding highlights and outlines…By learning to create friezes, detailed human faces, flourishes, creatures such as dragons and elephants…you’ll discover a skill that has crossed the centuries.” 

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