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Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
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TitleThe minstrel
Uniform titleBeattie's Minstrel
DescriptionGilt edges. Bevelled boards. Pale green morocco vertical-grain cloth. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown: '| BOUND BY | BONE & SON, | [rule] | 76, FLEET STREET, | LONDON.|' Both covers are blocked with the same design in gold, in relief and in black. Between two fillets blocked in gold on the borders, there is a wide border showing a repeating pattern of stylized leaves and flowers, blocked in gold and in relief. The inner rectangle has a pattern of large flowers blocked in black. The central vignette is blocked in gold as a lettering-piece. The words: '| Beattie's | Minstrel |' are blocked in relief inside it. The letters are in large gothic type, surrounded by a tracery of thin stems, which are blocked in relief. The words: `| ILLUSTRATED | BY BIRKET FOSTER | ' are also blocked in relief, in sans serif capitals. Signed as a monogram 'AW' (Albert Warren) in relief at the base of the vignette. The spine is blocked in gold. The words: `| BEATTIE'S MINSTREL |' are blocked in gold along the spine within a cartouche formed by a single fillet, with gold leaf and flower decoration blocked at each end at the head and at the tail.
Cover DesignerWarren, Albert Henry, 1830-1911
AuthorBeattie, James, 1735-1803
Publisher of OriginalG. Routledge
Place of PublicationNew York; London, England
Date Original1858
PrinterRichard Clay
BinderBone & Son
EngraverDalziel Brothers
IllustratorFoster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899
Measurements150 x 207 x 15 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE NO.28
Morocco grain
Book cloth
Gold blocking
Relief (Decorative arts)
Style/Period19th century
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th century--Specimens
Design elementFillets (Bookbinding)
Floral patterns
Lettering pieces
Gothic scripts
Cartouches, Ornamental (Decorative arts)
TypeStill Image
Current repositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries.
CollectionDecorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
Bibliographic record{001}
Digital Date2005
CONTENTdm file name313.cpd