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Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
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TitleA Round of days described in original poems.
DescriptionThe text is printed only on the rectos.Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Green sand-grain cloth. Both covers identically blocked in gold and in relief. A thin gold fillet is blocked on the outer borders. Inside, there is a paper onlay on the inner borders. It is painted in blue and in red, and blocked with a pattern of four-pointed ovals and diamonds. On the middle of each side, there are larger ovals; on each corner, there is a trefoil embellished with three additional curved segments between its tips. All these have single gold fillets on their borders, and leaf and flower patterns blocked in gold inside. Between them, double fillets in red relief outline each pattern in blue, and groups of three clover leaves and stems are blocked in red relief. The centre of the cover has a thin mandorla, which is formed by a paper onlay painted blue and red, and blocked in gold. Groups of leaves and buds are blocked in gold on the blue at the head, the tail and the sides, within straps blocked in gold. The words: ` | A | ROUND | OF |' are blocked in gold above the central medallion; the word: ` DAYS ' is blocked in red relief within the central hatched gold medallion; the word: ' | ILLUSTRATED | ' is blocked in gold in a semi-circle within the blue outer rim of the central medallion. Beneath the medallion, the words: `| Dalziel's | Fine Art | Gift | Book | ' are blocked in red relief, within a horizontal hatch gold lettering piece. Signed `JL' in gold as separate letters at the base of the gold lettering-piece. The spine is blocked in gold. A single gold fillet is blocked on the perimeter. From the head downwards, the decoration is: a medallion, with a horizontal hatch gold fleur-de-lys blocked within it; an 'arrow head' shape, with small leaf and stem decoration blocked within; the words: ` | A | ROUND | OF DAYS | ILLUSTRATED |' blocked in gold within a panel formed by a single gold fillet; more leaf and stem decoration is blocked within two decorative panels; a medallion - the same as blocked at the head; a gold fillet; the word: '| ROUTLEDGE |' is blocked in gold, within a rectangle formed by a single fillet; at the tail, a gold fillet.
Cover DesignerLeighton, John, 1822-1912
Publisher of OriginalGeorge Routledge and Sons
Place of PublicationLondon, England
Date Original1866
PrinterCamden Press
EngraverDalziel Brothers
Measurements200 x 262 x 35 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE NO.15
MaterialSand grain
Book cloth
Green
Paper
Blue
Red
TechniqueBeveling
Gold blocking
Blocking
Relief (Decorative arts)
Applique
Hatching
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens
Design elementFillets (Bookbinding)
Ovals
Rectangles
Semicircles
Strapwork
Plant-derived motifs
Floral patterns
Arrowheads
Monograms
Fleur-de-lys
Lettering pieces
Floral patterns
Fleur-de-lys
Circle
Almond-shaped
Medallions (Decorative arts)
Onlays
Buds
Leaves
Stems
Lozenges
Trefoils
Coverage-GeographicEurope--Great Britain--England
Resource TypeBinding
SourcePrint original in the Roger and Marlene Peattie Collection
TypeStill Image
FormatImage/jpeg
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=ocm00908954{001}
Digital Date2005
CONTENTdm file name283.cpd