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Shelfmark 1570 1285
Held By BL
Country England
Period 19c
Cover Material Cloth, ripple horizontal grain
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Blocked in blind; Blocked in relief
Style Publishers binding; Floral; Centre and cornerpiece; Lozenge or diamond
Edges Gilt
Author Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Title Hyperion: a romance... Illustrated with nearly one hundred engravings on wood, from drawings by Birket Foster. David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1853
Notes Designed by John Leighton. In the publisher's titles at the end, this work is advertised as: "21s. cloth; 30s. morocco antique." Text sewn on three tapes. Bevelled boards. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Both covers blocked identically in gold, in blind and in relief. Two gold filets are blocked on the borders. On each corner a triangle is formed by four gold fillets. Long leaves and lily-like flowers are blocked in gold within each triangle. The recessed central diamond reaches from head to tail. A single fillet is blocked in blind on its borders, with a wide fillet blocked inside this. The latter has a patterns of semi-circular stems and buds blocked in relief within it. The central vignette is blocked in gold. It shows eight lily-like flowers and four buds, surrounding a heart-shape. Signed "JL" in gold as separate letters at the base of the vignette. The spine is fully blocked in gold. A single fillet is blocked on the perimeter. From the head downwards, the decoration is: lily-like flowers and buds are blocked in gold within and around two "balloon-shaped" panels at the head; a heart-shaped gold lettering-piece; the words: "/ Longfellow's/ Hyperion/ [rule]/ Illustrated/" are blocked in gold within a panel formed by a single gold fillet; an elaborate symmetrical pattern of lily-like flowers, leaves and buds between, within and around fillets; signed "JL" in gold as separate letters; two gold fillets; four lily-like leaves and two buds in gold; two gold fillets are blocked at the tail. Text copyright, Edmund M.B. King.
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