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Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
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TitleA record of the Black Prince : being a selection of such passages in his life as have been most quaintly and strikingly narrated by chroniclers of the period, embellished with highly wrought miniatures and borderings selected from various illuminated mss., referring to events connected with English history
DescriptionThe carved cover is taken from one of the compartments of the Prince's tomb at Canterbury, slightly altered by the addition of a label where the title was inserted and by the extra adornment of the mouldings. The turn-ins are blocked in gold. The design is identical for both covers. Two decorated raised borders are separated by a border of bosses. The central rectangle is filled with symmetrical medieval decorative motifs. The coat of arms of the Black Prince is on the centre. The title words are within a ribbon, which is above and on each side of the coat of arms. Above: '| A Record of |'; to the sides: '| Black Prince| Houmout Ich dien |'. The spine is plain black leather.
Cover DesignerHumphreys, Henry Noel, 1810-1879
AuthorHumphreys, Henry Noel, 1810-1879
Publisher of OriginalLongman, Brown, Green and Longmans
Place of PublicationLondon, England
Date Original1849
PrinterVizetelly Brothers & Co.
Measurements137 x 195 x 27 mm.
Call numberPEATTIE NO.5
MaterialPapier-mache
Black
Red
Paper
Leather
TechniquePiercing
Blocking
Gilding
Blind blocking
Gold blocking
Carving (Decorative arts)
Style/Period19th century
Gothic
SubjectBookbinding--England--19th Century--Specimens
Design elementBosses
Devices (Heraldry)
Leaves
Rectangles
Moldings
Lions
Fleur-de-lys
Ribbons
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=ocm04009499{001}
Digital Date2005
CONTENTdm file name318.cpd