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Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
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DescriptionGilt edges. Bevelled boards. Brown sand-grain cloth. Beige endpapers and pastedowns. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown: '| BOUND | BY | LEIGHTON | SON AND | HODGE. |' The lower cover is identical to the upper but blocked in blind only. The upper cover is blocked in gold. The design is of a large flywheel, to the right of the cover. The drive shaft is linked to it and is blocked across the cover to the spine. Behind the wheel, a garden trellis has flowers and branches blocked on it, all in gold. Two groups of fillets, each ending in four `circlets' are blocked in gold on each corner. The title and imprint: ' | HOOD'S POEMS | ILLUSTRATED | BY BIRKET FOSTER | E. MOXON SON & Co. | 1871 |' are blocked in relief within ribbon-shaped gold lettering-pieces, which extend laterally and diagonally left from the trellis and from the fly wheel. At the head and at the tail, there is a wide border blocked in gold, with flower heads and other ornamental patterns blocked within squares. The spine is blocked in gold and in relief. A single gold fillet is blocked on the perimeter. The title: '| POEMS. | HOOD. FOSTER |' is blocked in relief along the spine, within a long gold lettering-piece, shaped as a driveshaft. Small decoration is blocked in gold within squares at the head and at the tail, together with two small circles in gold.
AuthorHood, Thomas, 1799-1845
Publisher of OriginalE. Moxon
Place of PublicationLondon, England
Date Original1871
PrinterSwift and Co., Regent Press
BinderLeighton, Son, and Hodge
IllustratorFoster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899
Measurements220 x 285 x 30 mm
Call numberPEATTIE NO.27
Sand grain
Book cloth
Gold blocking
Relief (Decorative arts)
Blind blocking
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens
Design elementFillets (Bookbinding)
Medallions (Decorative arts)
Floral patterns
Lettering pieces
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 name228.cpd