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21. The origin and progress of the art of writing : a connected narrative of the development of the art, The origin and progress of the art of writing : a connected narrative of the development of the art, its primeval phases in Egypt, China, Mexico, etc.; its middle state in the Cuneatic systems of Nineveh and Persepolis, to its introduction to Europe through the medium of the Hebrew, Phoenician, and Greek systems, and its subsequent progress to the present day. Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Gilt edges. Black 'papier maché', with red backing paper. The design is the same on both covers. An outer border consisting of a single fillet surrounds a raised inner border with two concentric fillets. The centre is occupied by a large foliage stem which surrounds the title. It originates as the horizontal bar for the capital 'T' of 'The'; it then encircles the title: '|The | history | of writing|'. The curling end of the stem forms the bar of the lower case 't' of the word 'writing'. A repeating bead pattern in relief traces the outline of the capital 'T'. The letters of the title words have tendrils. Red [paper] backing is placed underneath the 'papier maché'. The spine is of black leather, blocked in blind. The left and right borders consist of a repeating pattern of vertical semi-circles each forming an engrailed line surrounding which is a repeating dot pattern. The borders extend to the head and tail, terminating at each in an elaborate multi-tiered fleuron. Within the engrailed lines, lengthwise down the spine are blocked the words: ' THE HISTORY OF WRITING' This cover design lacks the floral border of the edition published in London by Ingram, Cooke, and Co., 1853.

22. Julia Maitland; or, Pride goes before a fall Julia Maitland; or, Pride goes before a fall Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens; Gilt edges. Blue horizontal-grain cloth. Both covers have a rectangular double border consisting of a wide fillet and within it, a narrow fillet, both blocked in blind. The corners of both front and rear covers are blocked in blind with arabesques. The upper cover has a vignette blocked in gold. The title, centred: '| JULIA | MAITLAND | OR | PRIDE GOES BEFORE | A FALLl. |' is blocked in gold and surrounded by the branches, leaves, buds of a fuchsia and three open fuchsia flowers, which have long stamens. Signed 'JL' in gold as a monogram, at the base of vignette. The title: '|JULIA MAITLAND |' is blocked in gold along the spine.

23. The course of time : a poem The course of time : a poem Bookbinding--Scotland--19th Century--Specimens Gilt edges. Full brown morocco grain. Marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Front cover blocked in black and back cover blocked identically in reverse. A thin double fillet is blocked on the border. Within the rectangle it forms is a smaller double fillet forming an inner border. The horizontal and vertical sides of the inner border run on into the outer border to form a central rectangle with two narrower oblong vertical panels at either side and oblong panels at the head and foot which intersect at the corners to form small squares. The central panel is blank except for a fillet which continuously follows the inside of the panel border in a pattern alternately urdy and nebuly. Within the nebulas is a repeated pattern of a blocked oval and within the 'pointed battlements' is a repeated pattern of three blocked dots. The border fillet of the central panel extends in all four directions into each of the adjoining side, upper and lower panels to create a narrower panel, each of which is decorated by a repeating pattern of blocked circles. From the upper and lower narrower panel, one at each end, two more double vertical fillets extend to the cover edge. The right hand narrower panel also has two double fillets extending to the cover edge. The left-hand narrower panel has four equidistant imitation spine-cover clasps which extend to the spine. In each of the four corner squares is a floral arabesque blocked in black. The spine is blocked in black and gold. At the head and tail thin double horizontal fillets are blocked in black. Above the tail fillets a second double fillet creates a panel in which the word '| ILLUSTRATED |' is blocked in gold. The spine is otherwise divided into five panels each enclosed at the top and bottom by thin double and triple fillets between which is blocked in black a pattern of alternating trefoils and flower crowns. The panels are further separated from each other by a single thin fillet blocked in black. These panels enclose, descending from the head: 1) a swelled rule embellished with diamond and trefoil shapes; 2) the words '| THE | COURSE | OF TIME |' blocked in gold; 3) the word '| POLLOK |' blocked in gold; 4) another swelled rule; 5) another swelled rule.

24. Parables and tales Parables and tales Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Gilt edges. Green ungrained cloth. The lower cover is not blocked. The upper cover is blocked in gold. On the borders, gold stipples are blocked densely on the borders, giving a frame effect for the centre of the cover. The upper cover design incorporates motifs emblematizing six of the poems in the volume. At the head on the left a crown of thorns (the Cripple) is blocked within this border of stipples. Six-pointed stars (Old Souls) are blocked from the upper right downwards, into the head of a cot. On the left hand side, a lily of the valley plant is blocked (Lily of the Valley). On the right hand side, a small plant with flowers (Deadly Nightshade) is blocked. Near the tail, a wicker cot (Mother and Child) is blocked, with a spade (Old Mortality) lying across it. The spine has the words: '| PARABLES & TALES BY T. GORDON HAKE |' blocked in gold along its length.

25. English sacred poetry of the sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries English sacred poetry of the sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Original upper yellow- endpaper bound at the front. Binder's ticket on upper pastedown: ' | Bound | by | Leighton Son and | Hodge | '. Blue horizontal-grain cloth. Gilt edges. Both covers identically blocked in gold, in blind and in relief. Two gold fillets are blocked on the borders, with repeating dots blocked in relief between them. On the inner borders, a wide elaborate patterns of thin stems, hatched leaves and clusters of three small berries is blocked in gold and relief. Inside this, another border of two more gold fillets with semi-circular corners, and a border of repeating dots blocked in relief between them. A pattern of stems and five-petalled flowers is blocked in relief within the central rectangle. A large oval, and a recessed oval are blocked on the centre. The borders of the oval have two groups of three gold fillets, the middle of which is 'cord-shaped'. The words: '| ENGLISH | SACRED | POETRY | WILLMOTT. |' are blocked in gold between these groups of fillets. Within the recessed oval, a piece of pink paper is onlaid, and bordered with a single gold fillet. A lyre and a man in Celtic-type dress are blocked in gold on the onlay. The spine is blocked in gold and in relief. A single thin gold fillet is blocked on the perimeter. Horizontal hatched gold fillets divide the spine into panels. From the head downwards, the decoration is: a thin rectangular panel with small gold decoration blocked within; a semi-circular panel with curling leaves and stems blocked within; the words: '| English |sacred | poetry | [rule] | Illustrated I [rule] Willmott ' are blocked in gold within a panel formed by: 1. a hatch gold fillet; 2. a single thin gold fillet; 3. repeating dots, blocked in relief; 4. a hatch gold fillet; 3. a thin gold fillet; the lower half of the spine has a panel formed by four gold fillets and dots in relief; this panel is semi-circular at its head; it has a pattern of elaborate curling stems and vertical hatch leaves blocked in gold within; beneath this, a small rectangular panel is blocked with the same gold decoration as for the panel at the head; a rectangular panel formed by a single gold fillet has the word: ' | Routledge & Co | ' blocked in gold within; at the tail, a small rectangle is formed by a single gold fillet and five small gold circles are blocked within. This copy is unsigned but the identity of the cover designer is established by the cover of British Museum de Beaumont copy (RdeB.M.2) in which the central vignette is signed 'RD' in gold as separate letters at the lower right.

26. Hyperion : a romance Hyperion : a romance Bookbinding--Specimens Text sewn on three tapes. Bevelled boards. Gilt edges. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Recto of lower pastedown has binder's ticket: '| LEIGHTON | SON & | HODGE. | SHOE LANE | LONDON.|' Blue ripple horizontal-grain cloth. Both covers blocked identically in gold, in blind and in relief. Two gold fillets are blocked on the borders. On each corner a triangle is formed by four gold fillets. Long leaves and lily-like flowers are blocked in gold within each triangle. The recessed central diamond reaches from head to tail. A single fillet is blocked in blind on its borders, with a wide fillet blocked inside this. The latter has a pattern of semi-circular stems and buds blocked in relief within it. The central vignette is blocked in gold. It shows eight lily-like flowers and four buds, surrounding a heart-shape. Signed 'JL' in gold as separate letters at the base of the vignette. The spine is fully blocked in gold. A single fillet is blocked on the perimeter. From the head downwards, the decoration is: lily-like flowers and buds arc blocked in gold within and around two 'balloon-shaped' panels at the head: heart-shaped gold lettering-piece; the words: ' | LONGFELLOW'S HYPERION | [rule] | ILLUSTRATED |' are blocked in gold within panel formed by a single gold fillet; an elaborate symmetric pattern of lily-like flowers, leaves and buds between, within and around fillets; signed 'JL' in gold as separate letters; two gold fillets; four lily-like leaves and two buds in gold; two gold fillets are blocked at the tail.

27. Poet's wit and humour Poet's wit and humour Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Text sewn on three tapes. Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown: '| BOUND | BY | LEIGHTON | SON AND | HODGE.|' Blue sand-grain cloth. Both covers blocked identically, in blind and relief on the lower and in gold and relief on the upper. On the upper cover, a hatch gold fillet is blocked on the borders. Horizontal hatch gold is blocked on the corners, with small plant patterns blocked within each corner in relief. Fillets of vertical hatch gold, with repeating circles blocked in relief within them form: 1. an inner border; 2. a cartouche on each side; 3. an inner central rectangle; 4. a circle at the centre head and at the centre tail; 5. a central diamond. Around the perimeter of the central rectangle, plant and flower patterns are blocked in relief, with flower heads blocked in gold. Arabesques of horizontal hatch gold are blocked on the middle of each cartouche, with small decoration in relief within each arabesque. On each corner of the central rectangle, a scroll-shaped hatch gold lettering-piece is blocked, with a one word of the title blocked within each in relief: '| Poet's | Wit | and | Humour |'. The central vignette, blocked in gold, shows a winged putto, wearing a jester's hat, holding a lyre on its left. The jester's staff is on the ground in front. Signed 'RD' in gold as separate letters at the base of the central diamond. The spine is blocked in gold. A single hatch gold fillet and a single thin gold fillet are blocked on the perimeter. A single hatch gold fillet, with repeating circles blocked in relief within, forms, from the head downwards: 1. a circle, with flower decoration blocked in gold and relief within; 2. a panel with the title: '| Poet's | Wit and | Humour | ' blocked in gold within; 3. a cartouche with flower decoration blocked in relief within, surrounding an arabesque blocked in gold; 4. a panel with the words: ' | Selected by | Henry. Wills | ' blocked in gold; 5. a circle, with decoration as for the circle at the head; 6. at the tail, a rectangle, with a single gold fillet forming another rectangle within.

28. Lyra germanica : hymns for the Sundays & chief festivals of the Christian year Lyra germanica : hymns for the Sundays & chief festivals of the Christian year Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens Text sewn on two tapes. Bevelled boards. Gilt edges. Brown pebble-grain cloth, with red pebble-grain cloth onlay, which forms the mandorla. Both covers identically blocked in gold and blind and relief. On the borders, the fillets are blocked in gold, the outermost with dog-tooth pattern. Inside this, intersecting pairs of three fillets are blocked in gold on the borders. Between the pairs, a repeating pattern is blocked of stars in gold and five dots in relief. The heads of a man, a lion, an ox and an eagle are blocked on the four corners. Strapwork weaves around these heads. In the mandorla, a crowned angel is blocked at prayer, with an open book in front. The angel's wings rise to form the outer edge of a lyre, with the points of the angel's crown rising to become the strings of the lyre. The title: '| Lyra | Germanica |'is blocked in gold above and below the lyre. The border of the mandorla contains the quotes, blocked in gold: | 'SING UNTO THE LORD. BLESS HIS NAME. SHOW FORTH HIS SALVATION FROM DAY TO DAY. GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD. FOR HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER.' A small trefoil formed by a gold fillet, plus hatch gold within is blocked at the head, tail and sides of the mandorla. The trefoil at the head has the word: '| IHS |' in relief within the trefoil; at the tail, the trefoil has: '| INRI | L |' in relief. The trefoil on the left contains a serpent winding round a cross blocked within. The trefoil on the right has a heart blocked in gold which contains a Byzantine cross in relief. The spine has an upper panel consisting of two horizontal fillets blocked in gold enclosing strapwork of two thin outer fillets and a thick inner fillet. The central rectangular panel has a border fillet blocked in gold in which there is a repeating pattern of dots blocked in relief. Within the panel is strapwork consisting of intersecting semi-circles which form three consecutive mandorlas and, outside each at the head and tail, triangles blocked in gold. The triangles each contain a single trefoil blocked in relief. The mandorlas consist of a thin outer fillet blocked in gold, a thick inner fillet blocked in gold containing a repeating pattern of dots blocked in relief pattern. Within this are from outer to inner 1) another thin fillet, blocked in gold, a thin double fillet containing a repeating pattern of dots blocked in gold; and 3) a thin fillet blocked in gold. In the topmost mandorla are in relief each on a separate solid panel blocked in gold, the words: '| Lyra | Germanica | WINKWORTH |'. In the central mandorla is a cross pattée consisting of four arms outlined in a fillet blocked in gold and an inner filling of parallel fillets blocked in gold. The figure of a dove blocked in gold extends diagonally in four directions from the centre of the cross. At the head and foot of the cross is the five-pointed star blocked in gold with star-points blocked in relief at each of its interstices. In the lowest mandorla is a shield blocked in gold on which, blocked in relief, are the words: '| Illustrated | by | JOHN | LEIGHTON | etc.|' The lowest panel is an intricate pattern of tracery consisting of two thin fillets and one central fillet blocked in gold intersecting with a thick fillet decorated with a repeating pattern of dots blocked in relief. On this pattern is superimposed a cartouche bearing the words: '¦LONDON¦LONGMAN¦AND CO¦'

29. A record of the Black Prince : being a selection of such passages in his life as have been most quaintly A record of the Black Prince : being a selection of such passages in his life as have been most quaintly and strikingly narrated by chroniclers of the period, embellished with highly wrought miniatures and borderings selected from various illuminated mss., referring to events connected with English history Bookbinding--England--19th Century--Specimens The carved cover is taken from one of the compartments of the Prince's tomb at Canterbury, slightly altered by the addition of a label where the title was inserted and by the extra adornment of the mouldings. The turn-ins are blocked in gold. The design is identical for both covers. Two decorated raised borders are separated by a border of bosses. The central rectangle is filled with symmetrical medieval decorative motifs. The coat of arms of the Black Prince is on the centre. The title words are within a ribbon, which is above and on each side of the coat of arms. Above: '| A Record of |'; to the sides: '| Black Prince| Houmout Ich dien |'. The spine is plain black leather.

30. A jar of honey from Mount Hybla A jar of honey from Mount Hybla Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens; The original paper cover size is 135 x 202 mm. At the base of the List of Illustrations: 'The cover designed by Owen Jones.' Both endpapers show a repeating pattern of tendrils, thin leaves and bud heads, blocked in gold on white glazed paper. On the cover, a border, which extends across the upper cover, spine and lower cover, shows twin branches which interlock to form a frame, with straps on the sides, the head and the tail. Gold is printed between the branches. Leaves (possibly passion flower) are printed in green, and cling on to the frame. On the centre of each cover, a blue jar is printed with passion flower leaves in gold. On the upper cover, the title: '| A | Jar of Honey |' is printed in gold above the jar; the words: '| from | Mount Hybla| ' are printed in gold below it. The jar is surrounded by an oval, formed by single green branches, crossing at the tail, with leaves in green and buds and flowers in gold. On the lower cover, the jar on the centre is supported by a plinth of multiple straps, extending upwards from the centre base. Above the jar, there are extended straps, with a pattern of green (passion flower) leaves.

31. A Round of days described in original poems. A Round of days described in original poems. Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens The text is printed only on the rectos.Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Green sand-grain cloth. Both covers identically blocked in gold and in relief. A thin gold fillet is blocked on the outer borders. Inside, there is a paper onlay on the inner borders. It is painted in blue and in red, and blocked with a pattern of four-pointed ovals and diamonds. On the middle of each side, there are larger ovals; on each corner, there is a trefoil embellished with three additional curved segments between its tips. All these have single gold fillets on their borders, and leaf and flower patterns blocked in gold inside. Between them, double fillets in red relief outline each pattern in blue, and groups of three clover leaves and stems are blocked in red relief. The centre of the cover has a thin mandorla, which is formed by a paper onlay painted blue and red, and blocked in gold. Groups of leaves and buds are blocked in gold on the blue at the head, the tail and the sides, within straps blocked in gold. The words: ` | A | ROUND | OF |' are blocked in gold above the central medallion; the word: ` DAYS ' is blocked in red relief within the central hatched gold medallion; the word: ' | ILLUSTRATED | ' is blocked in gold in a semi-circle within the blue outer rim of the central medallion. Beneath the medallion, the words: `| Dalziel's | Fine Art | Gift | Book | ' are blocked in red relief, within a horizontal hatch gold lettering piece. Signed `JL' in gold as separate letters at the base of the gold lettering-piece. The spine is blocked in gold. A single gold fillet is blocked on the perimeter. From the head downwards, the decoration is: a medallion, with a horizontal hatch gold fleur-de-lys blocked within it; an 'arrow head' shape, with small leaf and stem decoration blocked within; the words: ` | A | ROUND | OF DAYS | ILLUSTRATED |' blocked in gold within a panel formed by a single gold fillet; more leaf and stem decoration is blocked within two decorative panels; a medallion - the same as blocked at the head; a gold fillet; the word: '| ROUTLEDGE |' is blocked in gold, within a rectangle formed by a single fillet; at the tail, a gold fillet.

32. The coins of England : a sketch of the progress of the English coinage, from the earliest period to the The coins of England : a sketch of the progress of the English coinage, from the earliest period to the present time. Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens The title page is a chromolithograph. Signed: 'On stone by F. Bauer. H. Woods & Co. lith.'. The coins on the plates are lithographed variously in gold, silver and copper. Gilt edges. Light blue endpapers and pastedowns. The turn-ins and the board edges are lined in gold. Red paper over boards, with a 'leaf' and horizontal rib pattern. Both covers blocked identically. On the head, the tail and the fore-edge, a raised pattern of strapwork, stems and leaves is blocked in gold. On the upper and lower parts of each cover, decoration in the shape of clasps is blocked, with the centre of each clasp being blocked in gold on the spine. On the spine the title: '| English coins|' is raised and blocked in gold, in gothic lettering.

33. Sabbath bells chimed by the poets Sabbath bells chimed by the poets Bookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens; The title page verso has Joseph Cundall's monogram in colour within a wreath of flowers. The engravings are on wood and printed in colours by Edmund Evans. Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Dark brown endpapers and pastedowns. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown: '| BOUND BY | BONE & SON. | [rule] | 76 FLEET STREET | LONDON. |' Brown morocco vertical-grain cloth. Both covers identically blocked in blind and in relief on the borders, the corners, and on the sides. A single fillet is blocked on the borders in blind. On the corners, the sides, and on the head and the tail, a pattern of curling stems, leaves and buds is blocked in relief. The outer block encloses a central frame of three circles, one large, two small. The upper cover has a central vignette blocked in gold. It shows a tracery of crossed stems and pointed leaves - all blocked in gold. On the perimeter of each circle, two on each of the smaller circles, four on the larger, flattened trefoils are blocked in relief within gold lettering-pieces. These trefoils' end in three berries blocked in gold. On the centre, the words: ` | Sabbath | Bells. |' are blocked in gold, in fanciful letters. Signed `WHR' in gold as a monogram at the base of the vignette. The spine is blocked in gold. From the head downwards, the decoration is: a diamond, a circle, leaves and berries; the words: '| Sabbath | Bells. | ' blocked in gold within a circular panel, formed by a single fillet; more tracery of leaves and stems and buds; signed `WHR' in gold as a monogram at the base of the decoration.

34. Pictures & patterns : Victorian illustrated books and bindings from the Peattie Collection, an exhibition Pictures & patterns : Victorian illustrated books and bindings from the Peattie Collection, an exhibition to mark the gift of the Roger and Marlene Peattie Collection to the Queen Elizabeth II Library Roger and Marlene Peattie Collection; Illustrated books--Exhibitions; Illustrated books--History--19th century; Bookbinding, Victorian--Exhibitions This is the catalogue for the Pictures & Patterns exhibition, held 12 January-25 March 2001 at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador. -- 28, [2] p. : ill. (some col.). Foreword by Richard Ellis, University Librarian, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Includes bibliographical references.
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