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TitleLalla Rookh : an oriental romance
DescriptionGilt 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.
Cover DesignerWarren, Albert Henry, 1830-1911
AuthorMoore, Thomas, 1779-1852
Publisher of OriginalRoutledge, Warne & Routledge
Place of PublicationLondon, England; New York
Date Original1860
PrinterEdmund Evans
BinderLeighton, Son, and Hodge
EngraverEvans, Edmund, 1826-1905
IllustratorThomas, George Houseman, 1824-1868
Pickersgill, Frederick Richard, 1820-1900
Foster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899
Corbould, Edward Henry, 1815-1905
R. A., illustrator
Measurements170 x 230 x 40 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE NO.30
Morocco grain
Book cloth
Blind blocking
Gold blocking
Relief (Decorative arts)
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens
Design elementFillets (Bookbinding)
Lettering pieces
Rules (Layout features)
Panels (Ornament areas)
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 name198.cpd