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Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
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TitleThe life of man : symbolised by the months of the year in a series of illustrations by John Leighton, and pourtrayed in their seasons and phases, with passages selected from ancient and modern authors.
DescriptionBevelled boards. Gilt edges. Green sand-grain cloth. Both covers are blocked identically in gold and black. On the borders are blocked: 1. 'dog-tooth' pattern in gold; 2. a black fillet, with repeating diamonds and dots blocked in relief within it - all between two gold fillets. These black and gold fillets frame numerous panels on the inner borders and on the corners. There are patterns of plant and hatch leaves blocked in gold in the panels. Medallions, formed by two gold fillets, are blocked on the centre head, centre tail, and on the sides. Each medallion has horizontal gold hatch and the head of a figure blocked in relief within; these are: 1. an infant; 2. a schoolboy; 3. a father; 4. an old man. A shield on each corner is formed by two gold fillets, with small hatch leaf and stem decoration blocked between these fillets. Horizontal gold hatch is blocked within each shield, plus trees representing the four seasons. The central mandorla is an onlay of red sand-grain cloth. Around
Cover DesignerLeighton, John, 1822-1912
AuthorPigot, Richard
Publisher of OriginalLongmans, Green, Reader and Dyer
Place of PublicationLondon, England
Date Original1866
PrinterBradbury, Evans & Co.
BinderEdmonds & Remnants
IllustratorLeighton, John, 1822-1912
Measurements225 x 288 x 45 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE NO.16
MaterialBook cloth
Sand grain
Green
Red
TechniqueBeveling
Gold blocking
Gilding
Blocking
Hatching
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens
Design elementAlmond-shaped
Fillets (Bookbinding)
Strapwork
Plant-derived motifs
Medallions (Decorative arts)
Infants
Schoolchildren
Fathers
Shields
Monograms
Hour-glasses
Panels (Ornament areas)
Leaves
Stems
Trees
Lozenges
Dots (Art)
Adam, biblical figure
Eve, biblical figure
Apples
Crosses
Serpents
Skull
Armor
Circle
Zodiac
Floral patterns
Gothic scripts
Pennants
Coverage-GeographicEngland
TypeStill Image
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=ocm03086295{001}
Digital Date2005
CONTENTdm file name258.cpd