The co-op bookstore for avid readers
Book Cover for: Wood Carvings in English Churches; 1 - Misericords, Francis Bond

Wood Carvings in English Churches; 1 - Misericords

Francis Bond

A 'misericord' is a small wooden shelf on the underside of a folding seat in a church, installed to provide a degree of comfort for a person who has to stand during long periods of prayer. This book contains a detailed collection of examples of wooden misericords, complete with descriptions, historical information, and detailed photographs. A book that is sure to be of value to the woodworker and those interested in ecclesiastical decoration, this text is not to be missed by the discerning collector. The chapters of this book include: Eastern Mythology - St Michael, St George, Phoenix; Classical Mythology - Peacock, Siren, Mermaid, Dolphin, Centaur, Satyr and Wodehouse, Argus and Lo, Masks; The Physiologies - Lion, Tiger, Elephant, Hart, Antelope, Eagle, Fox, Whale, Panther, Serpent, Beaver, Hyena, Otter and Crocodile, Lizard, et cetera. We are proud to republish this antique book here complete with a new introduction on decorative Woodwork

Book Details

  • Publisher: Spellman Press
  • Publish Date: Sep 22nd, 2011
  • Pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.59in - 0.73lb
  • EAN: 9781446088517
  • Categories: GeneralGeneralGeneral