Guide for Drawing the Acanthus
And Every Description of Ornamental Foliage
In introducing to the attention of the student, artist, mechanic, and the public in general, to whom this work may concern, a History of the Acanthus, solely of its being first brought into notice, as regards the adaptation in architectural details, would be of little service, although known to many, and yet to the youth and others unacquainted with it, it may be interesting, if not original.
As I have just stated that the beauty of Grecian ornament lies in its equality of foliage, stalks, starting points, and ground-work, which alone combine an universal delicacy; not --
By James Page, published 1886. Via the Internet Archive. Ψ