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Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
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TitleHyperion : a romance
DescriptionText sewn on three tapes. Bevelled boards. Gilt edges. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Recto of lower pastedown has binder's ticket: '| LEIGHTON | SON & | HODGE. | SHOE LANE | LONDON.|' Blue ripple horizontal-grain cloth. Both covers blocked identically in gold, in blind and in relief. Two gold fillets are blocked on the borders. On each corner a triangle is formed by four gold fillets. Long leaves and lily-like flowers are blocked in gold within each triangle. The recessed central diamond reaches from head to tail. A single fillet is blocked in blind on its borders, with a wide fillet blocked inside this. The latter has a pattern of semi-circular stems and buds blocked in relief within it. The central vignette is blocked in gold. It shows eight lily-like flowers and four buds, surrounding a heart-shape. Signed 'JL' in gold as separate letters at the base of the vignette. The spine is fully blocked in gold. A single fillet is blocked on the perimeter. From the head downwards, the decoration is: lily-like flowers and buds arc blocked in gold within and around two 'balloon-shaped' panels at the head: heart-shaped gold lettering-piece; the words: ' | LONGFELLOW'S HYPERION | [rule] | ILLUSTRATED |' are blocked in gold within panel formed by a single gold fillet; an elaborate symmetric pattern of lily-like flowers, leaves and buds between, within and around fillets; signed 'JL' in gold as separate letters; two gold fillets; four lily-like leaves and two buds in gold; two gold fillets are blocked at the tail.
Cover DesignerLeighton, John, 1822-1912
AuthorLongfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882
Publisher of OriginalDavid Bogue
Place of PublicationLondon, England
Date Original1853
PrinterHenry Vizetelly (Firm)
BinderLeighton, Son, and Hodge
EngraverHenry Vizetelly (Firm)
IllustratorFoster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899
Measurements115 x 210 x 35 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE NO.10
Book cloth
Grain patterns
Gold blocking
Blind blocking
Relief (Decorative arts)
Style/Period19th century
Design elementFillets (Bookbinding)
Plant-derived motifs
Floral patterns
Heart (Shape)
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 name268.cpd