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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

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. 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¦'

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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'.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.
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