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Humphreys, Henry Noel 1810-1879

Overview
Works: 225 works in 698 publications in 2 languages and 4,140 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Quotations  Poetry  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Translator, Adapter
Classifications: ND2920, 745.67
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Most widely held works about Henry Noel Humphreys
 
Most widely held works by Henry Noel Humphreys
The illuminated books of the middle ages : an account of the development and progress of the art of illumination, as a distinct branch of pictorial ornamentation, from the IVth. to the XVIIth. centuries by Henry Noel Humphreys( Book )

29 editions published between 1844 and 1995 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the art of printing from its invention to its wide-spread development in the middle of the sixteenth century by Henry Noel Humphreys( Book )

6 editions published between 1867 and 1868 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coinage of the British Empire : an outline of the progress of the coinage in Great Britain and her dependencies, from the earliest period to the present time by Henry Noel Humphreys( Book )

28 editions published between 1854 and 1868 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Oliver Goldsmith. by Oliver Goldsmith( Book )

7 editions published between 1859 and 1877 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the art of printing : from its invention to its wide-spread development in the middle of the 16th century : preceded by a short account of the origin of the alphabet and the successive methods of recording events and multiplying ms. books before the invention of printing by Henry Noel Humphreys( Book )

24 editions published between 1867 and 1868 in English and German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First edition. With the section on references at the end of the book. This section was suppressed in the second issued of 1868 because of errors. (Bigmore & Wyman I, 350). Contains 100 facsimiles in photolithography produced by Day & Son which are the highlight of this book. The text contains numerous errors but the fine color work done in the plates make the book a worhtwhile addition to a printing history library
British butterflies and their transformations by Henry Noel Humphreys( Book )

22 editions published between 1841 and 2013 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parables of our Lord by Henry Noel Humphreys( Book )

11 editions published between 1846 and 1849 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humphreys was born in Birmingham in 1810: he was highly impressed by the illuminated manuscripts he saw in Italy, where he spent some years. His 'Parables of Our Lord' was the first of the so-called papier-mache bindings, perhaps the most successful of Victorian commercial bookbinding ventures and the epitome of Victorian Gothic book illustration. 'The "illuminated" gift books which became a feature of British publishing during the 1840s were essentially gift books whose text was often, but not always, taken from the Bible, and whose pages were decorated in colour in a style closely or distantly resembling that of a medieval manuscript. They were usually printed by chromolithography.[The binding's design was] carved in a mould (of steel?) into which was poured a mixture of plaster on a papier-mache base. They are part of the Victorian. dream of medievalism, to be placed reverently on a velvet cloth on the piano.' - McLean, Victorian Bookbindings in Paper, pp. 13 & 51. 'Noel Humphreys' designs are in fact very interesting and deserve study. They are very warm and natural, in comparison with the more inellectual abstractions of Owen Jones. Noel Humphreys has captured some of the medieval Flemish illuminators' spirit but has added to it an inventiveness and artistry of his own, based on an artist's feeling for the strange intricacies of flower and leaf, backed by a naturalist's knowledge.' - McLean, Victorian Book Design, p. 100. -- abebooks website
The genera and species of British butterflies : Described and arranged according to the system now adopted in the British Museum. by Henry Noel Humphreys( Book )

18 editions published between 1859 and 1869 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentiments and similes of William Shakespeare. A classified selection of similes, definitions, descriptions, and other remarkable passages in the plays and poems of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published between 1851 and 1869 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ocean gardens : the history of the marine aquarium, and the best methods now adopted for its establishment and preservation by Henry Noel Humphreys( Book )

11 editions published between 1857 and 2010 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome, and its surrounding scenery by William Bernard Cooke( Book )

8 editions published between 1840 and 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sea and its living wonders by G Hartwig( Book )

10 editions published between 1860 and 1892 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British moths and their transformations by Henry Noel Humphreys( Book )

8 editions published between 1843 and 1857 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coins of England by Henry Noel Humphreys( Book )

9 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insect changes : an illuminated present for youth : forming a first lesson in entomology by Henry Noel Humphreys( Book )

3 editions published in 1847 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Henry Noel Humphreys

Henry Noel Humphreys British illustrator, naturalist, entomologist, and numismatist

Henry Noel Humphreys Brits auteur (1810-1879)

Henry Noel Humphreys englischer Schriftsteller und Illustrator

Henry Noel Humphries

Humphreys, H. Noel

Humphreys, H. Noel 1810-1879

Humphreys, H. Noel (Henry Noel), 1810-1879

Humphreys, Henry N. 1810-1879

Humphreys, Henry Noel 1810-1879

Humphries, Henry Noel

Noel Humphreys, H. 1810-1879

Noel Humphreys, Henry 1810-1879

亨利·諾埃爾·漢弗萊斯

Languages
English (305)

German (2)