The History and Antiquities of Westminster Abbey and Henry the Seventh's Chapel; Their Tombs, Ancient Monuments, and Inscriptions. Also the Most Remar

The History and Antiquities of Westminster Abbey and Henry the Seventh's Chapel; Their Tombs, Ancient Monuments, and Inscriptions. Also the Most Remar

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...foot has only four toes. Behind the figures of St John and the King, are curtains richly and variously diapered, dependent from rings running along a golden rod: that behind the Saint is a deep crimson, the other is green; those colours being judiciously chosen to give effect and relief to the figures by the contrast which they afford. Beneath each figure is a reddish-coloured diapered ground, or carpeting; below which, in front, is a sort of pedestal composed of embattled turrets. St. Augustine is distinguished by a Pilgrim's staff, and represented with a primitive aspect, looking down upon an open book, and, apparently, in the act of turning over the leaves. He has straight hair, with long mustaches, and a long beard falling in ringlets: he wears a broad Pilgrim's hat, ornamented with precious stones. His outer garment is dark blue, with a green collar: his inner vesture is crimson, fastened at the right side by a jewelled broach or fibula. Bishop Mellitus is arrayed in episcopal garments: in his right hand is an elegant crozier, and in his left an open book. His outer robe is crimson, fastened over the breast by a rich sapphire broach, set within a quatrefoil, and having a topaz for its centre: his inner vest is green, bordered with purple. He has a roundish full face and little beard; but the glass is so much broken as to render the features indistinct. The mitre and crozier are adorned with brilliants. On various parts of the robe is an initial wrought in yellow, but of an ancient form. It is extremely remarkable that all the Initial letters in the drapery, together with parts of the embroidering (as the flowers in Edward's garment, which seem like trefoils springing from a bulb or root, ) and the topaz in the sapphire broach of...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649606X
  • 9781236496065