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TitleLyra germanica : hymns for the Sundays & chief festivals of the Christian year
Uniform titleVersuch eines allgemeinen gesang und gebetbuchs. English. Selections
DescriptionText sewn on two tapes. Bevelled boards. Gilt edges. Brown pebble-grain cloth, with red pebble-grain cloth onlay, which forms the mandorla. Both covers identically blocked in gold and blind and relief. On the borders, the fillets are blocked in gold, the outermost with dog-tooth pattern. Inside this, intersecting pairs of three fillets are blocked in gold on the borders. Between the pairs, a repeating pattern is blocked of stars in gold and five dots in relief. The heads of a man, a lion, an ox and an eagle are blocked on the four corners. Strapwork weaves around these heads. In the mandorla, a crowned angel is blocked at prayer, with an open book in front. The angel's wings rise to form the outer edge of a lyre, with the points of the angel's crown rising to become the strings of the lyre. The title: '| Lyra | Germanica |'is blocked in gold above and below the lyre. The border of the mandorla contains the quotes, blocked in gold: | 'SING UNTO THE LORD. BLESS HIS NAME. SHOW FORTH HIS SALVATION FROM DAY TO DAY. GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD. FOR HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER.' A small trefoil formed by a gold fillet, plus hatch gold within is blocked at the head, tail and sides of the mandorla. The trefoil at the head has the word: '| IHS |' in relief within the trefoil; at the tail, the trefoil has: '| INRI | L |' in relief. The trefoil on the left contains a serpent winding round a cross blocked within. The trefoil on the right has a heart blocked in gold which contains a Byzantine cross in relief. The spine has an upper panel consisting of two horizontal fillets blocked in gold enclosing strapwork of two thin outer fillets and a thick inner fillet. The central rectangular panel has a border fillet blocked in gold in which there is a repeating pattern of dots blocked in relief. Within the panel is strapwork consisting of intersecting semi-circles which form three consecutive mandorlas and, outside each at the head and tail, triangles blocked in gold. The triangles each contain a single trefoil blocked in relief. The mandorlas consist of a thin outer fillet blocked in gold, a thick inner fillet blocked in gold containing a repeating pattern of dots blocked in relief pattern. Within this are from outer to inner 1) another thin fillet, blocked in gold, a thin double fillet containing a repeating pattern of dots blocked in gold; and 3) a thin fillet blocked in gold. In the topmost mandorla are in relief each on a separate solid panel blocked in gold, the words: '| Lyra | Germanica | WINKWORTH |'. In the central mandorla is a cross pattée consisting of four arms outlined in a fillet blocked in gold and an inner filling of parallel fillets blocked in gold. The figure of a dove blocked in gold extends diagonally in four directions from the centre of the cross. At the head and foot of the cross is the five-pointed star blocked in gold with star-points blocked in relief at each of its interstices. In the lowest mandorla is a shield blocked in gold on which, blocked in relief, are the words: '| Illustrated | by | JOHN | LEIGHTON | etc.|' The lowest panel is an intricate pattern of tracery consisting of two thin fillets and one central fillet blocked in gold intersecting with a thick fillet decorated with a repeating pattern of dots blocked in relief. On this pattern is superimposed a cartouche bearing the words: '¦LONDON¦LONGMAN¦AND CO¦'
Cover DesignerLeighton, John, 1822-1912
AuthorBunsen, Christian Karl Josias, Freiherr von, 1791-1860
Winkworth, Catherine, 1827-1878 (translator)
Publisher of OriginalLongman, Green, Longman and Roberts
Place of PublicationLondon, England
Date Original1861
EngraverBolton, Thomas, fl. 1851-1893
Cooper, James Davis, 1823-1904
DeWilde, G.
Green, W., engraver
Harral, Horace
Leighton, H., engraver
Murden, W., engraver
Pearson, G., engraver
Swain, James B. (James Barrett), 1820-1895
Armitage, Edward, 1817-1896
Flaxman, John, 1755-1826
Lawless, Matthew James, 1837-1864
Keene, Charles, 1823-1891
Marks, S.
Dalziel, Edward, 1817-1905
Dalziel, George, 1815-1902
IllustratorLeighton, John, 1822-1912
Measurements172 x 230 x 30 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE No. 18
MaterialBrown
Red
Pebble grain
Book cloth
TechniqueBeveling
Blind blocking
Gold blocking
Relief (Decorative arts)
Gilding
Applique
Hatching
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens
Design elementFillets (Bookbinding)
Almond-shaped
Stars
Dots (Art)
Men
Lions
Trefoils
Heart (Shape)
Strapwork
Semicircles
Triangle
Shields
Tracery
Cartouches, Ornamental (Decorative arts)
Oxen
Eagles
Angels
Onlays
Crowns
Lyre
Trefoils
Crosses
Serpents
Panels (Ornament areas)
Coverage-GeographicEurope--Great Britain--England
Resource TypeBinding
SourcePrint original in the Roger and Marlene Peattie Collection
TypeStill Image
FormatImage/jpeg
Current repositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
CollectionDecorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
Bibliographic recordhttp://info.library.mun.ca/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?user_id=REMOTEWEB&searchdata1=ocm09365043{001}
Digital Date2005
CONTENTdm file name238.cpd