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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 intitals, titles; Star
Edges Gilt
BookBinder
Owner
Author Alastor, pseud. [i.e. J. Orton.]
Title "Excelsior;" or, the realms of poesy Printed for the Author. George Woodfall and Son, Angel Court, Skinner street.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1851
References
Notes 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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