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Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
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TitleThe grammar of ornament
DescriptionGilt edges. Bevelled boards. Maroon pebble-grain cloth. On the front and back covers the outer border consists of an outer thick and an inner thin rectangular fillet, blocked in blind. On the front cover a Chinese fret is blocked in gold to form the central rectangle. The title: `| THE GRAMMAR OF ORNAMENT |' is blocked in gold near the head, within a rectangle formed by a single gold fillet. A single gold fillet is blocked on the inner borders. Inside this, another fillet, blocked on the head and on the sides, forms straps on the upper inner corners. A dense leaf and stem pattern is blocked near the tail. Out of this pattern, three long papyrus stems rise, forming three flowers. The back cover is blocked identically in blind. The spine has ten sets of horizontal double fillets blocked in gold, each comprising one thick and one thin fillet, alternating between thick and thin uppermost. From the head of the spine down, between the third and fourth double fillet, the words '| GRAMMAR | O
AuthorJones, Owen, 1809-1874
Publisher of OriginalDay and Son, Limited
Place of PublicationLondon, England
Date Original1856
PrinterDay and Son, Limited
IllustratorBedford, Francis, 1816-1894
Waring, J. B. (John Burley), 1823-1875
Westwood, J.O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893
Wyatt, M. Digby (Matthew Digby), Sir, 1820-1877
Measurements230 x 340 x 45 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE NO.33
MaterialPebble grain
Book cloth
Gold blocking
Blind blocking
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens
Design elementChinese frets
Plant-derived motifs
Papyrus (The plant)
Frets (patterns)
Fillets (Bookbinding)
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 name218.cpd