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Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
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TitleA jar of honey from Mount Hybla
DescriptionThe 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.
Cover DesignerJones, Owen, 1809-1874
AuthorHunt, Leigh, 1784-1859
Publisher of OriginalSmith, Elder and Co.
Place of PublicationLondon, England
Date Original1848
PrinterVizetelly Brothers & Co.
IllustratorDoyle, Richard, 1824-1883
Measurements140 x 212 x 22 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE NO.7
TechniqueGold blocking
Glazing (Coating)
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens
Design elementPlant-derived motifs
Floral patterns
Coverage-GeographicEurope--Great Britain--England
Resource TypeBinding
SourcePrint original in the Roger and Marlene Peattie Collection
TypeStill Image
Current repositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries.
CollectionDecorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
Bibliographic record{001}
Digital Date2005
CONTENTdm file name168.cpd