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RAMBLES OF AN ARCHEOLOGIST AMONG OLD BOOKS AND IN OLD PLACES

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Ancient art–Medieval 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

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