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Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
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DescriptionGilt edges. Bevelled boards. Blue sand-grain cloth. Both covers blocked identically in gold and in black. Two fillets are blocked in gold on the borders. Quatrefoils are blocked in gold on each corner, with plant decoration blocked in gold inside. The inner borders have three patterns blocked: the first and third are of repeating fuchsia-like flowers - blocked between two fillets, all in gold. The second border (blocked between the first and the third) shows a repeating pattern of leaves and berries, blocked in relief against a black background, between two fillets blocked in black. The inner rectangle corners show straps and a small leaf blocked in gold and in black. The central oval is formed by a number of gold fillets forming an outer elongated quatrefoil from which project four flowerheads blocked and hatched in gold. Within the central oval, a recessed, elongated quatrefoil is blocked. This has a light yellow paper onlay, blocked with the words: '| Poems | by | Jean Ingelow | Illustrated. |' in gold in elaborate gothic letters. The spine is blocked in gold, and in black, and in relief. A single fillet is blocked in gold on the perimeter. From the head down-wards, the decoration is: a rectangle formed by a single fillet, with a fillet blocked in black inside; a decorated rectangular gold lettering-piece; an elongated rectangular panel formed by a single gold fillet; within this panel, flower head decoration is blocked in gold, with leaves blocked in relief - both surrounded by blocking in black; a quatrefoil-shaped gold lettering-piece, with the words: '| Poems | by | Jean Ingelow |' blocked inside in relief in gothic letters; below this panel, the word: '| Illustrated |' is blocked in relief, within a rectangular gold lettering-piece, which has a single fillet blocked on its borders; another panel formed by a single gold fillet; inside this panel, leaves are blocked in relief, surrounded by small decoration blocked in black; flower head decoration is blocked in gold; five diamonds are blocked in gold, with small crosses and dots, blocked in relief within each diamond; the words: '| Longmans & Co. |' are blocked in relief within a rectangular gold lettering-piece, with a single gold fillet blocked on its borders; a rectangle formed by a single gold fillet, with a black fillet blocked inside; a single gold fillet is blocked at the tail.
AuthorIngelow, Jean, 1820-1897
Publisher of OriginalLongmans, Green, Reader, & Dyer
Place of PublicationLondon, England
Date Original1867
PrinterDalziel Brothers
EngraverDalziel Brothers
IllustratorPinwell, George John, 1842-1875
North, J. W.
Wolf, Joseph, 1820-1899
Poynter, Edward John, Sir, bart., 1836-1919
Dalziel, Edward, 1817-1905
Dalziel, Thomas Bolton Gilchrist Septimus, 1823-1906
Houghton, Arthur Boyd, 1836-1875
Small, William, 1843-1929
Measurements170 x 237 x 38 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE NO.26
Sand grain
Book cloth
Gold blocking
Relief (Decorative arts)
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens
Design elementFillets (Bookbinding)
Floral patterns
Gothic scripts
Lettering pieces
Dots (Art)
Plant-derived motifs
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 name223.cpd