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Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
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TitleWinged thoughts
DescriptionGilt 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. |
Cover DesignerJones, Owen, 1809-1874
AuthorBacon, M. A. (Mary Ann)
Publisher of OriginalLongman & Co.
Place of PublicationLondon, England
Date Original1851
BinderRemnant, Edmonds & Remnants
IllustratorBateman, E. L.
Measurements185 x 265 x 17 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE NO.8
Book cloth
TechniqueBlind blocking
Relief (Decorative arts)
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens
Design elementFillets (Bookbinding)
Gothic scripts
Plant-derived motifs
TypeStill Image
Current repositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries.
CollectionDecorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
Bibliographic record{001}
Digital Date2005
CONTENTdm file name178.cpd