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Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
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TitleParables and tales
DescriptionGilt edges. Green ungrained cloth. The lower cover is not blocked. The upper cover is blocked in gold. On the borders, gold stipples are blocked densely on the borders, giving a frame effect for the centre of the cover. The upper cover design incorporates motifs emblematizing six of the poems in the volume. At the head on the left a crown of thorns (the Cripple) is blocked within this border of stipples. Six-pointed stars (Old Souls) are blocked from the upper right downwards, into the head of a cot. On the left hand side, a lily of the valley plant is blocked (Lily of the Valley). On the right hand side, a small plant with flowers (Deadly Nightshade) is blocked. Near the tail, a wicker cot (Mother and Child) is blocked, with a spade (Old Mortality) lying across it. The spine has the words: '| PARABLES & TALES BY T. GORDON HAKE |' blocked in gold along its length.
Cover DesignerRossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882
AuthorHake, Thomas Gordon, 1809-1895
Publisher of OriginalChapman and Hall
Place of PublicationLondon, England
Date Original1872
PrinterDalziel Brothers
Camden Press
EngraverDalziel Brothers
IllustratorHughes, Arthur, 1832-1915
Measurements127 x 189 x 10 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE NO.22
Book cloth
TechniqueGold blocking
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens
Design elementStippling
Crown of thorns
Floral patterns
Belladonna (Plant)
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 name263.cpd