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TitleThe poems of Oliver Goldsmith
DescriptionGilt edges. Bevelled boards. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Blue morocco vertical-grain cloth. Both covers are blocked identically in gold. The three fillets on the borders are blocked in gold, with a repeating 'figure of eight' pattern blocked on the outside. The inner border is of shell-shaped medallions, blocked in gold and in blind. There are two fillets blocked on the inner border. The central rectangle has leaf and stem tracery blocked in gold and in blind on the corners. Around the sides of the inner rectangle, recessed and blocked in relief, is a repeating pattern of three-pointed leaves and stems. The central roundel is surrounded by a filigree with leaves and stems blocked in gold. On the back cover the words '| WITH | IILUSTRATIONS | BY | BIRKET | FOSTER. | PRINTED IN COLORS | [rule] | EDITED BY | R. A. WILLMOTT. |' On the front cover the words '| THE | POEMS | OF | OLIVER | GOLDSMITH |' are blocked in gold in elaborate lettering. The spine is fully blocked in gold and in blind. A mandorla in gold and in relief is blocked in the middle. Moorish designs are blocked at the head and at the tail, in gold and in relief. The words '| THE | POEMS | OF | OLIVER | GOLDSMITH | [rule] | ILLUSTRATED |' are blocked in gold, with seven gold fillets blocked underneath.
Cover DesignerWarren, Albert Henry, 1830-1911
AuthorGoldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774
Willmott, Robert Aris, 1809-1863 (editor)
Publisher of OriginalG. Routledge
Place of PublicationLondon, England; New York
Date Original1859
PrinterEdmund Evans
EngraverEvans, Edmund, 1826-1905
IllustratorFoster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899
Humphreys, Henry Noel, 1810-1879.
Measurements165 x 235 x 30 mm
Call numberPEATTIE NO.29
Morocco grain
Book cloth
Gold blocking
Blind blocking
Relief (Decorative arts)
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens
Design elementFillets (Bookbinding)
Medallions (Decorative arts)
Eight (The number)
Roundels (Circular panels)
Plant-derived motifs
TypeStill Image
Current repositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries.
CollectionDecorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
Bibliographic record{001}
Digital Date2005
CONTENTdm file name233.cpd