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Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
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TitleOdes and sonnets illustrated
DescriptionBevelled boards. Gilt edges. Red morocco vertical-grain cloth. Light yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown: '| LEIGHTON | SON & | HODGE. | SHOE LANE | LONDON |.' Both covers are blocked with an identical design in gold, in blind, and in relief. The border is blocked with two fillets in gold. Inside, this, a repeating pattern of diamonds, trefoils, quatrefoils and small dots, is blocked. Inside this, a fillet is blocked in gold, with small crosslike quatrefoils blocked in relief within it. Each of the inner corners has a circle blocked in gold, with flower and leaf patterns blocked in relief inside. At the head, tail and sides, panel gold lettering-pieces are blocked, with decoration of flowers and leaves blocked in relief. At the centre is a mandorla. Around its perimeter a fillet is blocked, with crosslike quatrefoils blocked inside in relief. The outer part of the mandorla is blocked in blind, with decorated circles blocked in relief. The central mandorla has the title: '| ODES | AND | SONNETS | ILLUSTRATED |' blocked in relief inside four gold rectangular lettering-pieces. Small single flowers are blocked in gold around these lettering-pieces. Signed `| IS |' in gold as a monogram at the base of the innermost mandorla. The spine has decorated panels at the head and at the tail, blocked in gold. The title: ' | ODES AND SONNETS |' is blocked in relief along the spine, inside a cartouche, with fillets and floral decoration around its perimeter.
Cover DesignerSliegh, John, fl. 1841-1879
Publisher of OriginalGeorge Routledge & Co.
Place of PublicationLondon, England
Date Original1859
PrinterDalziel Brothers
Camden Press
BinderLeighton, Son, and Hodge
EngraverDalziel Brothers
IllustratorFoster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899
Sliegh, John, fl.1841-1879
Measurements155 x 225 x 17 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE NO.23
Morocco grain
Book cloth
Gold blocking
Blind blocking
Relief (Decorative arts)
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens
Design elementFillets (Bookbinding)
Dots (Art)
Floral patterns
Cartouches, Ornamental (Decorative arts)
Lettering pieces
Panels (Ornament areas)
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 name243.cpd