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Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
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TitleThe course of time : a poem
DescriptionGilt edges. Full brown morocco grain. Marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Front cover blocked in black and back cover blocked identically in reverse. A thin double fillet is blocked on the border. Within the rectangle it forms is a smaller double fillet forming an inner border. The horizontal and vertical sides of the inner border run on into the outer border to form a central rectangle with two narrower oblong vertical panels at either side and oblong panels at the head and foot which intersect at the corners to form small squares. The central panel is blank except for a fillet which continuously follows the inside of the panel border in a pattern alternately urdy and nebuly. Within the nebulas is a repeated pattern of a blocked oval and within the 'pointed battlements' is a repeated pattern of three blocked dots. The border fillet of the central panel extends in all four directions into each of the adjoining side, upper and lower panels to create a narrower panel, each of which is decorated by a repeating pattern of blocked circles. From the upper and lower narrower panel, one at each end, two more double vertical fillets extend to the cover edge. The right hand narrower panel also has two double fillets extending to the cover edge. The left-hand narrower panel has four equidistant imitation spine-cover clasps which extend to the spine. In each of the four corner squares is a floral arabesque blocked in black. The spine is blocked in black and gold. At the head and tail thin double horizontal fillets are blocked in black. Above the tail fillets a second double fillet creates a panel in which the word '| ILLUSTRATED |' is blocked in gold. The spine is otherwise divided into five panels each enclosed at the top and bottom by thin double and triple fillets between which is blocked in black a pattern of alternating trefoils and flower crowns. The panels are further separated from each other by a single thin fillet blocked in black. These panels enclose, descending from the head: 1) a swelled rule embellished with diamond and trefoil shapes; 2) the words '| THE | COURSE | OF TIME |' blocked in gold; 3) the word '| POLLOK |' blocked in gold; 4) another swelled rule; 5) another swelled rule.
AuthorPollok, Robert, 1798-1827
Publisher of OriginalWilliam Blackwood and Sons
Place of PublicationEdinburgh, Scotland; London, England
Date Original1857
BinderHayday, James, 1796-1872
EngraverDalziel Brothers
Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905
Green, John, engraver
Woods, Henry, 1846-1921
IllustratorFoster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899
Tenniel, John, Sir, 1820-1914
Clayton, John R.
Measurements158 x 220 x 33 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE NO.25
Morocco leather
Gold blocking
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--Scotland--19th Century--Specimens
Design elementFillets (Bookbinding)
Dots (Art)
Floral patterns
Wave pattern
Devices (Heraldry)
Panels (Ornament areas)
Coverage-GeographicEurope--Great Britain--Scotland
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 name203.cpd