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1. Parables from nature Parables from nature Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Bevelled boards. Gilt edges. Red sand-grain cloth. Black endpapers and pastedowns. Both covers blocked identically in gold in relief and in blind. On the outermost borders there is a repeating pattern of a flower, stem and leaf motif alternating with a shallow bowl motif. Inside this a single fillet is blocked in gold. The central rectangle is surrounded by two concentric rectangular gold fillets in between which is a continuous foliated band consisting of vine leaves and tendrils and incorporating zoological, botanical and artifactual motifs, the last category including stylized vases, pedestals, canopies and harps, the whole combining a mixture of blocking and hatching in gold. The central rectangle is enclosed by two fillets blocked in gold. Within it is a diagonal chequer-board pattern around an oval centre-piece enclosed by two oval fillets, between which is a repeating pattern of dots and invected semi-circles, all blocked in gold. The squares of the chequer-board each contain a fruit-like motif hatched in gold. The central vignette is blocked in gold as a lettering-piece within an arabesque that terminates at the sides in a flower head and at head and base in scrollwork framed in a solid outer oval, all blocked in gold. The part of the outer oval that immediately encloses the central vignette is hatched in gold. Within the arabesque is written in letters embellished with occasional extravagant leaflike serifs are the words: '| PARABLES | from Nature | MRS A. GATTY |'. This inscription is embellished at both the top and bottom each with a fleuron. The spine borders are blocked in gold with a thin rectangular fillet. Inside the fillet a thicker rectangular fillet encloses foliated tracery similar to that on the cover blocked in gold. A third of the way down the tracery broadens into a solid band on which the words: '| PARABLES | FROM | NATURE |' are blocked in relief. Two thirds of the way down is a second solid band on which the words: '| BY | MRS GATTY |' are blocked in relief. The centrepiece of the ornament at the tail, in between two tendrils that terminate in grotesque animal faces, bears the monogram 'WHR'.

2. The lay of the last minstrel. The lay of the last minstrel. Bookbinding--Scotland--19th Century--Specimens Bevelled boards. Gilt edges. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. The binder's ticket is on the lower recto pastedown: '| LEIGHTON | SON & | HODGE.| SHOE LANE | LONDON |' Red morocco horizontal grain cloth. Both covers blocked identically in gold. A single gold fillet is blocked on the borders. A banner pole, spear tipped at each end, is blocked at the top of the cover, and supports drapery. Within the drapery, top left, a lion rampant is blocked; top right, a cross is blocked. Within niches of each side of the central recessed medieval arch panel, figures are blocked - to the left: a knight in armour, plus shield and axe; to the right an archer, with bow, arrow and sword. Each is supported by a plinth and is surrounded by tracery. On the tail, left and right, a coat of arms is blocked within circles formed by three fillets. The arms are: three cranes; two crescents and mallet within bend. Four coats of arms are blocked on the centre tail, within arcading of medieval decorated arches and columns. From the left the coats of arms, argent, are: 1. three stars in chief, crown and vase; 2.double-headed eagle displayed, augmentation saltire; 3. lion rampant; 4. six crosses crosslet fitched, shield (containing an 'S', possibly denoting Scott), and mullet in bend. With the recessed central panel, a gothic window with intersecting tracery is blocked. The title, '|Lay | of | the | Last | Minstrel' blocked in gold in gothic letters between the window mullions. The spine is blocked in gold. A single gold fillet is blocked on the perimeter. From the head downwards, the decoration is: decorated gothic window at the head; the title: '| Lay | of | the | Last | Minstrel |' blocked in gold in gothic letters within the window; an arabesque panel formed by two gold fillets and surrounded by small decoration; within the arabesque the words: '| Author's | Edition | Illustrated |' are blocked in gold within a pennant curling downwards; double pointed thin gothic arches; within these, near the tail, a man is blocked, wearing knee breeches, stockings and wearing a tartan cloak, holding a harp on his left knee; a gold fillet; at the tail, '| A. & C. Black Edinburgh |' is blocked in gold within a rectangle formed by a single gold fillet.

3. The life of man : symbolised by the months of the year in a series of illustrations by John Leighton, The life of man : symbolised by the months of the year in a series of illustrations by John Leighton, and pourtrayed in their seasons and phases, with passages selected from ancient and modern authors. Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Bevelled boards. Gilt edges. Green sand-grain cloth. Both covers are blocked identically in gold and black. On the borders are blocked: 1. 'dog-tooth' pattern in gold; 2. a black fillet, with repeating diamonds and dots blocked in relief within it - all between two gold fillets. These black and gold fillets frame numerous panels on the inner borders and on the corners. There are patterns of plant and hatch leaves blocked in gold in the panels. Medallions, formed by two gold fillets, are blocked on the centre head, centre tail, and on the sides. Each medallion has horizontal gold hatch and the head of a figure blocked in relief within; these are: 1. an infant; 2. a schoolboy; 3. a father; 4. an old man. A shield on each corner is formed by two gold fillets, with small hatch leaf and stem decoration blocked between these fillets. Horizontal gold hatch is blocked within each shield, plus trees representing the four seasons. The central mandorla is an onlay of red sand-grain cloth. Around

4. The story of a feather The story of a feather Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Bevelled boards. Gilt edges. Purple pebble-grain cloth. Dark green endpapers and pastedowns. The lower cover is blocked in blind with two fillets on the borders. A third fillet, inside, has strapwork blocked on the corners. A fourth fillet is blocked inside this, with a leaf pattern blocked in relief within it. The centre-piece is blocked in gold. It consists of three feathers of the Prince of Wales, and a crown. The motto: `| ICH DIEN |' is blocked in relief at the base, in a pennant-shaped gold lettering piece. The upper cover is fully blocked in gold. On the outer four corners are blocked the Prince of Wales' three feathers and crown, each of the crowns being a different design. On the border at the head and the tail, two feathers are blocked in gold, separated by a five point star. Down each side, three feathers are blocked. The middle of the three feathers has an eye at the top. Inside the outer border are two thin fillets blocked in gold. Between these, a fillet is blocked in blind, with a leaf pattern blocked in relief within it. Inside this, forming the central rectangle, a fillet is blocked in gold with repeating dots blocked in relief within it. On the corners inside the central rectangle, medallions are blocked, each with three different outer circles. These are: a fillet in gold, with repeating dots blocked in relief inside; a thin gold fillet; hatch gold. Each medallion contains a decorative element. In the upper two, an egg and a skull and a feather are blocked. In the lower two medallions, a skull and a feather are blocked, and, a monkey wearing a hat with a chin-strap and a feather. The background of each of the medallions is small dots, blocked in gold. Each inner corner medallion has two feathers blocked in gold alongside it. A 'fillet'of gold dots separates the corner medallions from the centre panel. The centre panel is decorated with the feathers, crown and motto of the Prince of Wales. Beneath this, the words: '|The | Story of a Feather | Illustrated by | G. Du Maurier. |' are blocked in an elaborate script with letter-end flourishes. Signed in gold as a monogram at the base of the words 'Du Maurier' The spine is fully blocked in gold. From the head downwards, the decoration is: the Prince of Wales' feathers and crown; an ostrich-like bird's head, wearing spectacles, is gripping two objects in its beak: firstly, it holds a pennant-shaped gold lettering-piece, bearing the words: ' |Ich dien|' blocked in relief, and also, it holds the string for a banner, which forms a decorated frame for the title; the banner has two crossed arrows behind it, their tips at the base and their heads at the top; the title and author: '| The Story | of | a | Feather | By | Douglas | Jerrold.' blocked within the banner in gold; inside an inverted egg-shaped lettering-piece is blocked a crouched gargoyle-like figure; the words: ' | Illustrated | edition |' and the imprint are all blocked in gold; signed 'JL' in gold as separate letters; the imprint: '| London | Bradbury Evans & Co. |' is blocked in gold at the tail.

5. Odes and sonnets illustrated Odes and sonnets illustrated Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Bevelled boards. Gilt edges. Red morocco vertical-grain cloth. Light yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown: '| LEIGHTON | SON & | HODGE. | SHOE LANE | LONDON |.' Both covers are blocked with an identical design in gold, in blind, and in relief. The border is blocked with two fillets in gold. Inside, this, a repeating pattern of diamonds, trefoils, quatrefoils and small dots, is blocked. Inside this, a fillet is blocked in gold, with small crosslike quatrefoils blocked in relief within it. Each of the inner corners has a circle blocked in gold, with flower and leaf patterns blocked in relief inside. At the head, tail and sides, panel gold lettering-pieces are blocked, with decoration of flowers and leaves blocked in relief. At the centre is a mandorla. Around its perimeter a fillet is blocked, with crosslike quatrefoils blocked inside in relief. The outer part of the mandorla is blocked in blind, with decorated circles blocked in relief. The central mandorla has the title: '| ODES | AND | SONNETS | ILLUSTRATED |' blocked in relief inside four gold rectangular lettering-pieces. Small single flowers are blocked in gold around these lettering-pieces. Signed `| IS |' in gold as a monogram at the base of the innermost mandorla. The spine has decorated panels at the head and at the tail, blocked in gold. The title: ' | ODES AND SONNETS |' is blocked in relief along the spine, inside a cartouche, with fillets and floral decoration around its perimeter.

6. The prince's progress and other poems The prince's progress and other poems Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Dark green ungrained cloth. Light brown endpapers and pastedowns. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown: '| BOUND BY | BURN | 37 & 38 | KIRBY ST. |' Both covers are blocked identically in gold, with the horizontal fillets on each cover being linked by fillets on the spine. Near the fore-edge of each cover, a single vertical gold fillet is blocked, with split ends and a sprial at the head and tail. Horizontal gold fillets blocked mid cover form squares. Groups of three circles are blocked in gold on the inner corners of these squares. Above and below the squares, a single horizontal gold fillet is blocked, with split ends and a spiral at each extremity. The spine is blocked in gold. From the head downwards, the decoration is: a gold fillet; the words: `| CHRISTINA | ROSSETTI |'; gold fillet; two groups of three circles, blocked in gold; the title: ` | THE | PRINCE'S | PROGRESS | and | other | poems. |' blocked in gold; two groups of three circles blocked in gold; a gold fillet; the date: ` | 1866 | ' in gold; gold fillet.

7. Sakoontala ; or, the lost ring : an Indian drama Sakoontala ; or, the lost ring : an Indian drama Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Gilt edges, gauffered. Light yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Brown morocco diagonal-grain cloth. Both covers are blocked in gold and relief with the same design, with the exception of the central roundels. On the outermost border is a repeating pattern of semi-circles linked with alternating flower crowns. Inside this, a single fillet is blocked in gold. Signed in relief at the base, within the single gold fillet: `| T. SULMAN INVT |''; and, on the right: `| KNIGHTS AND KEELING SC.|' Inside this, there is a border of circles and oriental-style cartouches blocked alternately in gold, with the decoration inside each being blocked in relief. Inside this, there is a border of double fillets, interlocking at intervals into hexagons. On the corners of the inner rectangle, there are oriental patterns blocked in relief within gold lettering-pieces. The curling border of the central panel is of knotted single straps, with balls in the knots. Inside the central panel, intertwined flowers and stems are blocked in gold. Above the central roundel, the word: '| SAKOONTALA |' is blocked in relief inside a gold lettering-piece, with scroll-like ends. Below the central roundel, the words: '| OR THE | LOST RING |' are blocked in relief in the same way as for 'Sakoontala'. The borders of the central roundel have repeating semi-circular patterns blocked in gold. On the lower cover, these are linked to elaborate oriental decoration, which has at its very centre two interlocking squares, with decoration inside blocked in relief. On the upper cover, the central roundel shows a man on a terrace holding out a ring in his right hand, offering it to a woman clasping her hands to her chest. There is a fountain, and other plants, behind a terrace wall. The spine is fully blocked in gold. It has two thin gold fillets blocked on the perimeter. The decoration from the head is: a seated Buddha-like figure with four arms with the word '| INDRA |' above his head, blocked inside an oriental-style frame, which is formed by two gold fillets; two four-armed crowned figures, who sprout from flower heads; the title: '| SAKOONTALA |' is blocked in gold and in relief inside a gold lettering-piece, shaped as a cartouche, running up the spine; leaves and flowers are blocked in gold around the cartouche; an oriental figure ' | KAN WA |' is blocked in the oriental panel formed by two gold fillets near the tail; the imprint: `| HERTFORD. | STEPHEN AUSTIN |' is blocked in gold within a frame formed by a single gold fillet at the tail.

8. The miracles of Our Lord The miracles of Our Lord Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Black papier maché imitation carved ebony covers, with black leather spine. The design is the same for both covers. The outer borders of the front cover consist of two double horizontal and vertical fillets blocked in blind that intersect to form squares at the corners. The central oval is a white paper onlay on which, in Gothic letters alternating between red, blue and black, are the words: '| The | Miracles | of our | Lord |'. Around this central design are a raised inner and outer rectangular panel, terminating at the head and tail in a semi-oval within each of which is a scroll motif. Variations of this pannelled semi-oval and scroll motif are at each of the four corners of the cover. Adjacent to these corner ornaments are geometrically irregular panels with raised borders within each of which is a diagonal abstract motif. Between the panels is a continuous raised bead pattern running the length and width of the cover to the outer borders. Imitation hinge clasps run from the edge of the spine into the outer double-fillet border. The same pattern is reproduced in reverse on the back cover but the inscription on the oval paper onlay reads: '| St Matt | St Mark | St Luke | St John |'. The spine is pebble-grain leather.

9. Lalla Rookh : an oriental romance Lalla Rookh : an oriental romance Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Blue morocco vertical-grain cloth.Cream endpapers and pastedowns. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown: '| BOUND | BY | LEIGHTON | SON AND | HODGE |'. Both covers are blocked identically in gold and in blind. The recessed strapwork is blocked in blind as wide fillets, with small decoration blocked in relief inside them. The strapwork forms arabesques. They intermingle with the decorative panels which are blocked on gold. At the centre, the oriental-shaped gold lettering-piece contains the words: '| LALLAH ROOKH | BY | THOMAS MOORE |', blocked in relief. Similar elaborate arabesques and decorative patterns are blocked on the spine. The words: '| LALLAH ROOKH | [rule] | MOORE | [rule] | ILLUSTRATED |' are blocked in relief inside a gold lettering-piece.

10. Birket Foster's pictures of English Landscape Birket Foster's pictures of English Landscape Bookbinding--Specimens Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Blue pebble-grain cloth. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Binder's ticket on verso of top pastedown: '| BOUND | BY| LEIGHTON | SON AND | HODGE|.' Both covers blocked identically in gold. Blocked on the borders in gold are:1 . 'dog-tooth'decoration; 2. a gold fillet, blocked between two thin gold fillets; 3. a gold fillet, with repeating rectangles blocked in relief with-in it, blocked between two thin gold fillets. These last three fillets are blocked horizontally and vertically to form a rectangle. Within this reactangle a second set of the same double gold fillets with repeating rectangles is blocked horizontally and vertically so as to intersect and form a square at each corner. An elaborate swirling pattern of acanthus-like leaves is outlined in relief by gold blocking on the inner corners, and around the large central oval panel. The borders of the central oval have the same group of three fillets (no. 3 above) blocked on its borders. Between them, the words: '| BIRKET FOSTER TOM TAYLOR |' are blocked in gold. On the centre, the title, '| PICTURES | OF | ENGLISH | LANDSCAPE |' is blocked in gold, surrounded by tree stem and leaf decoration blocked in gold. The spine is blocked in gold. From the head downwards, the decoration is: a thin gold fillet; a thick gold fillet; a group of three gold fillets - two thin, with the middle having repeating rectangles blocked in relief within it; leaf decoration blocked in gold: a group of fillets, blocked as above; leaf decoration; a group of three gold fillets, as above; the words: '| BIRKET FOSTER | ' are blocked in gold: a group of three fillets, as above; the words: '| PICTURES | OF | ENGLISH | LANDSCAPE |' are blocked in gold, surrounded by tree stem and leaf decoration blocked in gold; a group of three fillets, as above; the words: '| ROUTLEDGE & CO |' are blocked in gold; a group of three fillets, as above; at the tail, a thick gold fillet and a thin gold fillet are blocked.

11. Poems Poems Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Blue sand-grain cloth. Both covers blocked identically in gold and in black. Two fillets are blocked in gold on the borders. Quatrefoils are blocked in gold on each corner, with plant decoration blocked in gold inside. The inner borders have three patterns blocked: the first and third are of repeating fuchsia-like flowers - blocked between two fillets, all in gold. The second border (blocked between the first and the third) shows a repeating pattern of leaves and berries, blocked in relief against a black background, between two fillets blocked in black. The inner rectangle corners show straps and a small leaf blocked in gold and in black. The central oval is formed by a number of gold fillets forming an outer elongated quatrefoil from which project four flowerheads blocked and hatched in gold. Within the central oval, a recessed, elongated quatrefoil is blocked. This has a light yellow paper onlay, blocked with the words: '| Poems | by | Jean Ingelow | Illustrated. |' in gold in elaborate gothic letters. The spine is blocked in gold, and in black, and in relief. A single fillet is blocked in gold on the perimeter. From the head down-wards, the decoration is: a rectangle formed by a single fillet, with a fillet blocked in black inside; a decorated rectangular gold lettering-piece; an elongated rectangular panel formed by a single gold fillet; within this panel, flower head decoration is blocked in gold, with leaves blocked in relief - both surrounded by blocking in black; a quatrefoil-shaped gold lettering-piece, with the words: '| Poems | by | Jean Ingelow |' blocked inside in relief in gothic letters; below this panel, the word: '| Illustrated |' is blocked in relief, within a rectangular gold lettering-piece, which has a single fillet blocked on its borders; another panel formed by a single gold fillet; inside this panel, leaves are blocked in relief, surrounded by small decoration blocked in black; flower head decoration is blocked in gold; five diamonds are blocked in gold, with small crosses and dots, blocked in relief within each diamond; the words: '| Longmans & Co. |' are blocked in relief within a rectangular gold lettering-piece, with a single gold fillet blocked on its borders; a rectangle formed by a single gold fillet, with a black fillet blocked inside; a single gold fillet is blocked at the tail.

12. Sermon on the Mount Sermon on the Mount Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Brown cloth with thirteen coloured and chromolithographed cut-out paper onlays. Beige endpapers and pastedowns. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown: '| BOUND | BY | LEIGHTON | SON AND | HODGE |'. Front cover is blocked in black and gold. Back cover is blocked in blind with the identical design. On the outermost borders of front cover are two continuous fillets blocked in black, the inner fillet being in a dogtooth pattern, the outer plain. Inside this there is a double fillet rectangular border blocked in gold, crossed by two additional horizontal double fillets of identical pattern to create outer rectangular panels and a central square panel. Within the double fillets there is a repeating pattern of dots within circles blocked in gold. At corner intersections of these double fillets and at the centre-point between the intersections there are squares blocked in black. At each of the four corners is a quatrefoil consisting of a border blocked in gold and black surrounding a central onlay of blue paper. The quatrefoils contain Greek characters as follows: top left and bottom left:'|ΙΣ|'; top right and bottom right: '|ΧΣ|'. The upper rectangular panel contains the words: '| THE SERMON |' blocked in gold; the lower rectangular panel: '| ON THE MOUNT |'. The square central panel contains an elaborate cross formy the terminations of whose arms, head and foot are invected. Its centerpiece is an eight-petalled flower shape of pale blue paper onlay, surrounded by two fillets of the same shape blocked in gold, between which is a repeating pattern of dots blocked in gold on a red background. At the centre of the blue flower motif is a disc bordered by interpenetrating dentellated circles the outer blocked in gold, the inner in black, both bordered by a circle in red. The inner disc contains a representation of the paschal lamb nimbused and carrying a staff ending in a cross at the head of which is a white pennon charged with a red cross. On the each of the petals of the blue flower appears a Greek character blocked in gold in the following sequence clockwise from the topmost petal: '|Α|Χ|Ρ|Σ|Ω|Ι|Η|Σ|' The arms of the cross consist of an inner portion onlaid in red and an outer portion onlaid in blue. Along the length of each extends a heraldic red rose with leaves of green outlined in gold blocking and a stem blocked in gold. Between the arms of the cross and its upright extend diagonally towards each corner of the square panel four lilies each with four green onlay leaves outlined in gold blocking and with flower and stem blocked in gold. The base of each flower is surrounded by a nine-pointed eastern-style crown blocked in gold. At the foot of the spine are three plain horizontal fillets blocked in gold above which a fillet in a dentelle pattern is situated. Slightly higher there is another plain horizontal fillet. This fillet sequence is reproduced in reverse at the head of the spine. In between the words '¦THE¦SERMON¦ON¦THE¦MOUNT¦' are blocked in gold along the spine, tail to head.

13. Poems Poems Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Brown sand-grain cloth. Beige endpapers and pastedowns. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown: '| BOUND | BY | LEIGHTON | SON AND | HODGE. |' The lower cover is identical to the upper but blocked in blind only. The upper cover is blocked in gold. The design is of a large flywheel, to the right of the cover. The drive shaft is linked to it and is blocked across the cover to the spine. Behind the wheel, a garden trellis has flowers and branches blocked on it, all in gold. Two groups of fillets, each ending in four `circlets' are blocked in gold on each corner. The title and imprint: ' | HOOD'S POEMS | ILLUSTRATED | BY BIRKET FOSTER | E. MOXON SON & Co. | 1871 |' are blocked in relief within ribbon-shaped gold lettering-pieces, which extend laterally and diagonally left from the trellis and from the fly wheel. At the head and at the tail, there is a wide border blocked in gold, with flower heads and other ornamental patterns blocked within squares. The spine is blocked in gold and in relief. A single gold fillet is blocked on the perimeter. The title: '| POEMS. | HOOD. FOSTER |' is blocked in relief along the spine, within a long gold lettering-piece, shaped as a driveshaft. Small decoration is blocked in gold within squares at the head and at the tail, together with two small circles in gold.

14. Winged thoughts Winged thoughts Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Cream endpapers and pastedowns, decorated in gold with bronze and swirling wings. The bevels are blocked with a curling stem and leaf decoration. The lower cover has two fillets blocked on its borders. An arch is formed by massed feathers blocked up the sides, to meet at the centre head. From the base, more massed feathers form a 'peacock's fan tail' on the centre. On the upper cover, the same two fillets are blocked on the borders, and the same arch is formed at the centre head by massed feathers. On the tail, more massed feathers are blocked in blind and in relief. A feathered wing is bricked on the left and on the right of the upper cover. On the centre. the title: '| Winged | thoughts |' is blocked in gothic, with the capitals 'W' and 'F' being in 'wing-like' ornamental style. On the spine, feathers are blocked from the head to the tail in blind and in relief. British Library copy of this volume, C.30.1.II, has printed on upper endpaper verso, at the tail: '| Bound by Remnant Edmonds & Remnants. |

15. Poems Poems Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Green morocco vertical-grain cloth. Pale yellow endpapers. Recto of lower endpaper has binder's ticket: '| BOUND BY | EDMONDS & REMNANTS | LONDON |.' Both covers identically blocked in gold and in relief. Three gold fillets are blocked on the borders. Inside this are: 1. a border of three fillets, with repeating dots blocked in gold, between the first and second fillets; 2. a border fillet blocked in blind on the sides and on the tail; 3. a border of five fillets, with repeating dots blocked in gold between the second and the third fillets. Straps are formed on each corner by these multiple fillets and dots. A raised pattern of hatch ivy leaves and stems surrounds the centre. The centre circle is formed by multiple gold fillets, with more elaborate straps blocked above and below it on the centre head and on the centre tail. The centre circle has fillets blocked in gold on its borders, and inside, there are three hatch gold lettering-pieces containing lily-like flowers. Also within the circle, a trefoil is formed by three fillets blocked in gold, the middle of which has repeating dots blocked in relief. The words '| POEMS | BY | ELIZA COOK |' are blocked in relief within three gold lettering-pieces with single gold fillets blocked on their borders. Hatch gold decoration surrounds these lettering-pieces. Signed 'JL' in gold as separate letters underneath the title. The spine is blocked in gold. Two gold fillets are blocked on the perimeter. Three groups of elaborate straps are blocked in gold on the head, the middle and near the tail. Each is formed by two gold fillets with repeating gold dots blocked between them. The words | POEMS BY | ELIZA | COOK |' are blocked in relief within four rectangular gold lettering-pieces, all being blocked within hatch horizontal gold panel. The word: '| ILLUSTRATED |' is blocked in relief within a rectangular gold lettering-piece, which has a single fillet blocked in relief on its borders - both blocked within gold hatch decoration. At the tail, the words: | ROUTLEDGE & CO. |' are blocked in relief within a rectangular gold lettering-piece, which has a single fillet blocked in relief on its borders - both blocked within a rectangle formed by a single gold fillet.

16. The grammar of ornament The grammar of ornament Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Maroon pebble-grain cloth. On the front and back covers the outer border consists of an outer thick and an inner thin rectangular fillet, blocked in blind. On the front cover a Chinese fret is blocked in gold to form the central rectangle. The title: `| THE GRAMMAR OF ORNAMENT |' is blocked in gold near the head, within a rectangle formed by a single gold fillet. A single gold fillet is blocked on the inner borders. Inside this, another fillet, blocked on the head and on the sides, forms straps on the upper inner corners. A dense leaf and stem pattern is blocked near the tail. Out of this pattern, three long papyrus stems rise, forming three flowers. The back cover is blocked identically in blind. The spine has ten sets of horizontal double fillets blocked in gold, each comprising one thick and one thin fillet, alternating between thick and thin uppermost. From the head of the spine down, between the third and fourth double fillet, the words '| GRAMMAR | O

17. The minstrel The minstrel Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Pale green morocco vertical-grain cloth. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown: '| BOUND BY | BONE & SON, | [rule] | 76, FLEET STREET, | LONDON.|' Both covers are blocked with the same design in gold, in relief and in black. Between two fillets blocked in gold on the borders, there is a wide border showing a repeating pattern of stylized leaves and flowers, blocked in gold and in relief. The inner rectangle has a pattern of large flowers blocked in black. The central vignette is blocked in gold as a lettering-piece. The words: '| Beattie's | Minstrel |' are blocked in relief inside it. The letters are in large gothic type, surrounded by a tracery of thin stems, which are blocked in relief. The words: `| ILLUSTRATED | BY BIRKET FOSTER | ' are also blocked in relief, in sans serif capitals. Signed as a monogram 'AW' (Albert Warren) in relief at the base of the vignette. The spine is blocked in gold. The words: `| BEATTIE'S MINSTREL |' are blocked in gold along the spine within a cartouche formed by a single fillet, with gold leaf and flower decoration blocked at each end at the head and at the tail.

18. A welcome to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales from the Poet Laureate A welcome to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales from the Poet Laureate Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens; Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Red pebble-grain cloth. Glazed white endpapers and pastedowns which are patterned with rib diagonal grain and moire. Both covers are blocked identically in gold and in relief. A single gold fillet is blocked in gold on the head, the tail and the fore-edge. A pattern of straps is blocked in gold on the sides, the head and the tail, with leaf decoration blocked on each corner. Above and below the centre is a white paper rectangular onlay. Each onlay has double fillets blocked in gold on its borders. The words: '| A WELCOME | TO ALEXANDRA |' are blocked in gold on each onlay. The centre of each cover has a square paper onlay, blocked in gold with an elaborate strapwork pattern, which is shown in relief by the blocking in gold. Gold fillets are blocked on the borders of the square and straps (ending in points) are blocked on each corner. The spine has the title: '| A WELCOME TO ALEXANDRA |' blocked in gold along its length, tail to head.

19. The poems of Oliver Goldsmith The poems of Oliver Goldsmith Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Blue morocco vertical-grain cloth. Both covers are blocked identically in gold. The three fillets on the borders are blocked in gold, with a repeating 'figure of eight' pattern blocked on the outside. The inner border is of shell-shaped medallions, blocked in gold and in blind. There are two fillets blocked on the inner border. The central rectangle has leaf and stem tracery blocked in gold and in blind on the corners. Around the sides of the inner rectangle, recessed and blocked in relief, is a repeating pattern of three-pointed leaves and stems. The central roundel is surrounded by a filigree with leaves and stems blocked in gold. On the back cover the words '| WITH | IILUSTRATIONS | BY | BIRKET | FOSTER. | PRINTED IN COLORS | [rule] | EDITED BY | R. A. WILLMOTT. |' On the front cover the words '| THE | POEMS | OF | OLIVER | GOLDSMITH |' are blocked in gold in elaborate lettering. The spine is fully blocked in gold and in blind. A mandorla in gold and in relief is blocked in the middle. Moorish designs are blocked at the head and at the tail, in gold and in relief. The words '| THE | POEMS | OF | OLIVER | GOLDSMITH | [rule] | ILLUSTRATED |' are blocked in gold, with seven gold fillets blocked underneath.

20. The shipwreck : a poem The shipwreck : a poem Bookbinding--Scotland--19th century--Specimens Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Yellow pastedowns. Binder's ticket on cover pastedown: '| LEIGHTON | SONS & | HODGE.| SHOE LANE | LONDON.|' Dark blue morocco vertical-grain cloth. Both covers and spine blocked identically in gold and in relief. There is a sea shell and rope pattern on the borders. Three gold fillets are blocked on the borders inside this, which form straps at the head, at the tail and on each centre side. Each corner-piece is formed by five gold fillets, the middle of which is dotted. Within each corner-piece, a dolphin, surrounded by seaweed, is blocked, all in gold. The recessed central oval has three gold fillets blocked on its upper borders, and a fillet in blind blocked on its recessed border, which has a rope pattern blocked in relief within it. On the inner perimeter of the oval, two more fillets are blocked, and, within these, a ship's anchor chain and stars - all in gold. The centre shows a ship's sail, blocked as a gold lettering-piece. Within it, the words: '| THE | SHIPWRECK | BY | WILLIAM | FALCONER |' are blocked in relief. Above the sail, within a pennant-shaped gold lettering-piece blocked in gold, the words: '|WF BORN AT EDIN: 1732 | LOST AT SEA. 1769 |' are blocked in relief. Below the sail, within other pennant-shaped gold lettering-pieces, the words: '| I struggled | life & this | alone | to save |' are blocked in relief. A gold medallion is hanging from the sail spar. Within the medallion, the silhouette of a lady, with ribbon and bonnet is blocked in relief. The spine is blocked in gold and in relief. Two fillets are blocked in gold on the perimeter. From the head downwards, the decoration is: a rectangular panel, formed by a single gold fillet, with small decoration blocked within; a lyre, surrounded by stars; the words: '| THE | SHIPWRECK | A | POEM | BY | WILLIAM | FALCONER | ILLUSTRATED |' blocked in relief within seven rectangular gold lettering-pieces - the eighth contains the word '| A |' within a heart-shaped gold lettering-piece; an anchor and a curling rope, which surrounds six pennant-shaped gold lettering-pieces; these contains the words: '|Yet | Hope with | flattering | voice | betrayed | them on |' are blocked in relief; ribbons blocked in gold surround the anchor; a scallop shell is blocked below the anchor; signed 'JL' in gold as separate letters underneath the shell; a gold fillet; the words: '|A & C BLACK |' are blocked in relief within a rectangular gold lettering-piece, with a single gold fillet blocked on its borders; a gold fillet; a thick gold fillet and two gold fillets are blocked at the tail.
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