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Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
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TitleThe miracles of Our Lord
Uniform titleBible. N.T. Gospels. English. Selections. 1848.
DescriptionGilt 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.
Cover DesignerHumphreys, Henry Noel, 1810-1879
Publisher of OriginalLongman & Co.
Place of PublicationLondon, England
Date Original1848
Measurements122 x 177 x 15 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE NO.4
MaterialBlack
Papier-mache
Pebble grain
Leather
Paper
White
Red
TechniqueGilding
Beveling
Applique
Carving (Decorative arts)
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens
Design elementFillets (Bookbinding)
Square
Ovals
Rectangles
Panels (Ornament areas)
Scrollwork
Clasps
Gothic scripts
Beads
Onlays
Coverage-GeographicEngland
TypeStill Image
Current repositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
CollectionDecorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
Bibliographic recordhttp://info.library.mun.ca/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?user_id=REMOTEWEB&searchdata1=ocm07212851{001}
Digital Date2005
CONTENTdm file name158.cpd