I recently came upon a crazy inexpensive 1868 folio edition of Owen Jones' Grammar Of Ornament, originally published in 1856.While I could go on for hours, describing the contents of this classic, a few images borrowed from The Digital Library Of Illuminated Books should suffice for now.
This book has been reprinted numerous times over the decades. I may just do another reprint simply because the plates are so darned beautiful. Who knows?
Till next, Gary