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Each plate measures 9.25 x 6.6 inches. Uncommon set of 73 plates published c. 1875: Renaissance I: Plates 1-7; Renaissance II: Plates 1-7; Gothic I: Plates 1-8; Gothic II: Plates 1-8; Romanesque: Plates 1-4; Byzantine: Plates 1-4; Moorish: Plates 1-5; Greek: Plates 1-9; Roman: Plates 1-7; Arabian: Plates 1-5; Egyptian: Plates 1-9. Most of the plates are in full vibrant colour, the others in brown and cream. The plates are dusty (a few almost grubby) around the edges, but in each case the images are crisp and clean. Most plates are numbered in pencil on verso and many bear the pencil signature of one Pelagie J. Plasschaert there as well. Much American appreciation for and taste in Victorian embellishment based on ancient design may be traced to the influence of Prang.