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Jones, Owen, 1809-1874. / The grammar of ornament
(1910)

Preface to the folio edition,   pp. 1-4


Page 4

PREFACE.
The drawing upon stone of the whole collection was entrusted to the care
of Mr. Francis Bedford, who, with his able assistants, Messrs. H. Fielding,
W. R. Tymms, A. Warren, and S. Sedgfield, with occasional help, have executed
the One Hundred Plates in less than one year.
My special thanks are due to Mr. Bedford for the care and anxiety which
he has evinced, quite regardless of all personal consideration, to render
this
work as perfect as the advanced stage of chromolithography demanded; and
I feel persuaded that his valuable services will be fully recognised by all
in
any way acquainted with the difficulties and uncertainties of this process.
Messrs. Day and Son, the enterprising publishers, and at the same time
the printers of the work, have put forth all their strength; and notwith-
standing the care required, and the vast amount of printing to be performed,
the resources of their establishment have enabled them, not only to deliver
the
work with perfect regularity to the Subscribers, but even to complete it
before the appointed time.
OWEN JONES.
9 Argyll Place,
Dec. 15, 1856
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