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Shelfmark 11826bbb16
Held By BL
Country England
Period 19c
Cover Material Cloth, ripple grain
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Blocked in relief
Style Publishers binding; Pictorial; Lettered cover, eg initials, titles; Star
Edges Gilt
Author Alastor, pseud. [i.e. J. Orton.]
Title "Excelsior;" or, the realms of poesy.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1851
Notes The design is by William Harry Rogers. London: Printed for the Author, 1851. London: George Woodfall and Son, Angel Court, Skinner street. 127x175x12mm. xii,103p. Written on the front endpaper: "/Samuel Rogers Esq./ With/ the sincere admiration of/ the Author./ Leemont. July 1851./". Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Blue ripple vertical-grain cloth. Both covers are blocked identically in gold and relief. There is one fillet blocked in gold on the borders, with straps and stars on the corners. The title: "/Excelsior/" is blocked in relief in a pennant-shaped gold lettering-piece underneath the upper portion of a globe. From the globe, a right hand emerges, an index finger pointing to the stars and a crescent moon blocked above. The spine is not blocked. This copy purchased on the "9 DE[CEMBER 18]63". Unsigned. The design on the covers is identical to the covers of the William Pickering edition of 1852, which has Rogers' monogram "WHR" blocked on the spine.Text copyright, Edmund M.B. King.
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