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Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places Being Papers on Art, in Relation to Archaeology, Painting, Art-Decoration, and Art-Manufacture   By: (1814-1866)

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Obvious typographical errors have been corrected. A list of corrections is found at the end of the text. Inconsistencies in spelling and hyphenation have been maintained. A list of these words is found at the end of the text. Oe ligatures have been expanded.

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[Illustration: THE GREAT HORSE.

From an Allegorical Engraving by Albert Dürer. ]

RAMBLES OF AN ARCHÆOLOGIST AMONG OLD BOOKS AND IN OLD PLACES:

BEING

=Papers on Art,=

IN RELATION TO

ARCHÆOLOGY, PAINTING, ART DECORATION, AND ART MANUFACTURE.

BY FREDERICK WILLIAM FAIRHOLT, F.S.A., AUTHOR OF "DICTIONARY OF TERMS IN ART," ETC.

=Illustrated with Two Hundred and Fifty nine Wood Engravings.=

LONDON: VIRTUE AND CO., 26, IVY LANE, PATERNOSTER ROW. 1871.

EDITORIAL NOTE.

The following Papers originally appeared in the Art Journal , for which they were specially written. They are from the pen of that painstaking and accurate archæologist, the late F. W. FAIRHOLT, F.S.A. The illustrations also were engraved from original sketches by the Author. It has been suggested that the results of so much labour and research should be still further utilised; and that the merit and value of these Essays entitle them to a more lasting form than is afforded by the pages of a magazine. The Editor confidently believes that the popular style in which these articles are written, and the fund of anecdote and curious information they contain, will render them acceptable to a large number of general readers.

A second series of Art papers, by the same Author, is in the press, and will shortly be published, under the title of "Homes, Haunts, and Works of Rubens, Vandyke, Rembrandt, and Cuyp; and of the Dutch Genre Painters."

January, 1871.

CONTENTS.

RAMBLES OF AN ARCHÆOLOGIST AMONG OLD BOOKS AND IN OLD PLACES.

Ancient art Mediæval art The Renaissance Heraldry Enamelling Mosaic Glass painting Gothic metal work Raffaelle ware Wood panelling Decorative furniture Book illumination Engraved book ornaments Metal workers Ancient jewellery Decorative art in the sixteenth century The Renaissance style Italian art The Gothic 1 44

GROTESQUE DESIGN, AS EXHIBITED IN ORNAMENTAL AND INDUSTRIAL ART.

Origin of the term grotesque Egyptian boxes and spoons Roman knives and lamps Mediæval grotesque Misereres, bosses, and capitals Domestic utensils The Ars Memorandi Decorative plate The Italian, German, and French goldsmiths Book illustrations Grotesque pottery 45 70

FACTS ABOUT FINGER RINGS.

Antique rings : Egyptian rings Legend concerning the ring of Polycrates Assyrian, Etruscan, and Greek rings Roman rings Inscriptions and devices Key rings Gaelic, Celtic, and Saxon rings. Mediæval rings : Episcopal rings Thumb rings Religious rings Charm rings The crapaudine, or toad stone The "Kings of Cologne" Mottoes, or "reasons" "Tower" rings Martin Luther's wedding ring. Modern rings : Signet rings Story connected with the ring of the Earl of Essex Shakespere's ring "Gimmal" rings Wedding rings and their "poesies" Poison rings Modern versions of the Eastern tale of "The Fish and the Ring" Memorial and relic rings Death's head rings "Giardinetti" rings Indian and Moorish rings "Harlequin rings" "Regard rings" "Fisherman's ring" of the Pope 71 157

ANCIENT BROOCHES AND DRESS FASTENINGS.

Greek and Roman fibulæ Roman enamelled brooches Bow or harp shaped fibulæ Bust of the Emperor Constantine Pogonatus Early grotesque brooches Circular fibulæ Anglo Saxon pins Irish and Scotch brooches and pins 159 183

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