book of old sundials & their mottoes, with eight illustrations in colour by Alfred Rawlings and thirty-six drawings of some famous sundials by Warrington Hogg.

Collection History

The digital collection draws upon the Library's exhibition, "Victorian Ornament: Excerpts from Design History," Dec. 9, 1989 - March 10, 1990, Edna Barnes Salomon Room, and supplements it with additional works through the 1920s. Holdings from the Victorian period, 1839-1900, are particularly strong covering America and Western Europe; these are often pattern or illustrated advice books. Other movements with representative, and often rare, titles include: Neoclassicism, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, and Art Deco.

Background

The Art & Architecture Collection has long been a repository of unusual plate books, with a core antiquarian collection dating to the initial creation of the Art Division. Many came from the private library of the architect Thomas Hastings, of the partnership, Carrere and Hastings, responsible for the Library's landmark classical revival building on Fifth Avenue. In the second half of the twentieth century, the department acquired additional significant titles retrospectively in response to growing recognition of the collection's depth and rarity.

Collection Data

Names
Cross, Launcelot (Author)
Hogg, Warrington (Illustrator)
Rawlings, Alfred (Illustrator)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1917
Place Term: London, Boston [etc.]
Publisher: T.N. Foulis
Library locations
Science, Industry and Business Library: General Collection
Shelf locator: 3-OYO (Book of old sundials & their mottoes)
Topics
Sundials
Genres
Illustrated books
Prints
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ℓ., 3-102, [2] p. col. mounted front., plates (part col. mounted) 19 cm.
Form: Photomechanical prints ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Extent: 44 pl., 19 x 13 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC : 4574371
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b13749413
UUID: 16e79870-c6e0-012f-a549-58d385a7bc34
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