Secreta: Three Methods of Laying Gold Leaf by Joyce Grafe Limited First Edition 1985 Alcuin Press Portland


Title: Secreta: Three Methods of Laying Gold Leaf

Author: Joyce Grafe

Description: Stiff card wraps. One of a limited first printing of 250 trade copies. Slight wear to wraps. Sticker ghost on rear cover and ffep. Interior is clean. Illustrated with drawings and b/w photographs. Includes bibliography and resources.

An instructional for gilding manuscripts which is also intended to serve both calligraphers and art historians by detailing the methods of the craft. It explains and details three methods: gum ammoniac, gesso, and Hyplar.

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: Alcuin Press

Place: Portland, OR

Year: 1985


Language: English

Size: 6" x 9".

Pages: [xiii], 95 pp.

Keywords: gilding, Western European, tradition, illumination, book illumination, calligraphy,

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