Old-time Cures for Cabin Fever: Part 2 ~

April 12, 2020

To continue with a bit of old-time entertainment, accented with a dash of education, we present an excerpt from a book published in 1856, "A Grammar of Ornament." 

 

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The fascinating aspect of this book is that it examines all forms of ornament throughout antiquity. Here is the publication page. Read it carefully. 

 

 

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Notice that there are one hundred folio plates drawn on stone in the book. Also, that it was published by Day and Son, Lithographers to the Queen of England, Queen Victoria.

Queen Victoria photo from 1856. 

 

Isn't the title page exquisite in detail and intricacy?

 

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After just a bit more research, more contributors were discovered:

 

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There is even a wonderful color illustration of Flowers and Leaves featured in our excerpt.

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The wonderful thing about our excerpt are the pages you will love to color as you explore and learn about botany circa 1856 . . .

Example of Oak leaves coloring page from the excerpt.

  

Our sincere thanks to archive.org for sharing this wonderful book and information. 

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Here's our excerpt of the entire Flowers and Leaves section for your coloring pleasure; and you just might learn a thing or two as well!

 

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