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Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
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TitlePoems
DescriptionGilt 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.
Cover DesignerLeighton, John, 1822-1912
AuthorCook, Eliza, 1818-1889
Publisher of OriginalRoutledge, Warne & Routledge
Place of PublicationLondon, England
Date Original1861
PrinterRichard Clay
BinderEdmonds & Remnants
EngraverDalziel Brothers
IllustratorGilbert, John, Sir, 1817-1897
Wolf, Joseph, 1820-1899
Watson, John Dawson, 1832-1892
Weir, Harrison, 1824-1906
Measurements165 x 230 x 40 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE NO.14
MaterialGreen
Morocco grain
Book cloth
TechniqueGilding
Beveling
Gold blocking
Relief (Decorative arts)
Blind blocking
Hatching
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens
Design elementFillets (Bookbinding)
Strapwork
Plant-derived motifs
Leaves
Stems
Circle
Rectangles
Lilies
Lettering pieces
Monograms
Dots (Art)
Ivy
Trefoils
Coverage-GeographicEurope--Great Britain--England
Resource TypeBinding
SourcePrint original in the Roger and Marlene Peattie Collection
TypeStill Image
FormatImage/jpeg
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=ocm63107654{001}
Digital Date2005
CONTENTdm file name193.cpd