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Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
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TitleSabbath bells chimed by the poets
DescriptionThe title page verso has Joseph Cundall's monogram in colour within a wreath of flowers. The engravings are on wood and printed in colours by Edmund Evans. Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Dark brown endpapers and pastedowns. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown: '| BOUND BY | BONE & SON. | [rule] | 76 FLEET STREET | LONDON. |' Brown morocco vertical-grain cloth. Both covers identically blocked in blind and in relief on the borders, the corners, and on the sides. A single fillet is blocked on the borders in blind. On the corners, the sides, and on the head and the tail, a pattern of curling stems, leaves and buds is blocked in relief. The outer block encloses a central frame of three circles, one large, two small. The upper cover has a central vignette blocked in gold. It shows a tracery of crossed stems and pointed leaves - all blocked in gold. On the perimeter of each circle, two on each of the smaller circles, four on the larger, flattened trefoils are blocked in relief within gold lettering-pieces. These trefoils' end in three berries blocked in gold. On the centre, the words: ` | Sabbath | Bells. |' are blocked in gold, in fanciful letters. Signed `WHR' in gold as a monogram at the base of the vignette. The spine is blocked in gold. From the head downwards, the decoration is: a diamond, a circle, leaves and berries; the words: '| Sabbath | Bells. | ' blocked in gold within a circular panel, formed by a single fillet; more tracery of leaves and stems and buds; signed `WHR' in gold as a monogram at the base of the decoration.
Cover DesignerRogers, W. Harry (William Harry), 1825-1873
AuthorCundall, Joseph, 1818-1895 (editor)
Publisher of OriginalBell and Daldy
Place of PublicationLondon, England
Date Original1856
PrinterChiswick Press
BinderBone & Son
EngraverEvans, Edmund, 1826-1905
IllustratorFoster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899
Measurements162 x 232 x 22 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE NO.19
Morocco grain
Book cloth
Gold blocking
Relief (Decorative arts)
Blind blocking
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens
Design elementFillets (Bookbinding)
Plant-derived motifs
Lettering pieces
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 name278.cpd