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: An inquiry concerning the invention of printing : in which the systems of Meerman, Heinecken, Santander, and Koning are reviewed : including also notices of the early use of wood-engraving in Europe, the block-books, etc.
: Ottley, William Young, 1771-1836 Berjeau, Jean Philibert, 1809-1891
: Printing Wood-engraving
: London : J. Lilly
: PIMS - University of Toronto
: University of Ottawa
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drapery, instead of fallingdown in front, as they do in the specimen before us, are thrown back,and lost behind the folds of the said mantle. Costume from Sepulchral Monuments, &c. Plate 20. The specimens in this and the two following plates, aretaken from monumental effigies ; excepting the figure of St. George,here marked No. 2, and the cuirass at Plate 22. No. 1. Represents the effigy of Sir Miles Stapleton, taken froma brass plate of himself and his wife, late in Ingham Church, Norfolk.He is said to have died in 1363. It is here given, because it affordsa good specimen of the bascinet and camail, and also of that kindof armour of padded work stitched, which was called ouvrage depourpowterie, of which an example or two have been noticed amongthe figures of the Speculum. The legs of this figure appear furtherdefended by narrow rods of steel, ranged perpendicularly at equaldistances; as has been remarked in two or three instances in the Co stu mi - S eptxCciircd Wit nu ihI . XXL.
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chap, xiv.] COSTUME FROM SEPULCHRAL MONUMENTS, &c. 351 Speculum, and as will be seen in a figure from a Dutch manuscript ofabout 1420, at Plate 24. Stuffed and padded armour of different qualities, and bearing dif-ferent appellations, appears to have been much used from a very earlyperiod. The pourpoint seems to have been the finest kind of these,and was distinguished by the elaborate stitching with which it wasornamented. It was worked, as the name imports, through andthrough, after being stuffed with wool; its exterior covering was, often,a rich silk ; and the threads of the stitching seem to have been knottedoutside, in the manner now often employed in counterpanes ; andindeed, there is reason to believe, that, in old times, the above defen-sive dress was made by the same artizans who made those necessaryarticles of furniture. No. 2. The figure of St. George, here represented, makes one ofthe decorations of Henry Vths monument in Westminster Abbey.It is sculptured in stone, lik
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