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Shelfmark 12632d27
Held By BL
Country England
Period 19c
Cover Material Cloth, morocco horizontal grain
Decorative Technique Blocked in blind; Blocked in gold
Style Publishers binding; Frame; Lettered cover, eg initials, titles; Pictorial
Author Hughes, Thomas
Title The Scouring of the White Horse; or, the Long Vacation of a London Clerk. By the Author of "Tom Brown's School Days." [i.e. Thomas Hughes.] ... Illustrated by Richard Doyle. Macmillan and Co. and 23, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 1859
Notes Designed by Richard Doyle. This work is advertised in the publisher's titles at the end: "With numerous engravings by Richard Doyle, engraved by W.J. Linton. Imperial 16mo. beautifully printed on toned paper, and bound in extra cloth, with gilt leaves, 8s. 6d."Gilt edges. [Edges of original pink endpapers and pastedowns underneath the white endpapers and pastedowns.] Both covers blocked identically, in blind on the lower and in gold on the upper. A single gold fillet is blocked on the borders. Down each side, tree branches and leaves are blocked; on the left hand side, people are holding onto a pole among the foliage, with men hunting pigs at the bottom. On the right hand side, groups of figures are blocked on the branches. On the head, centre, the title: "/ The Scouring of the White Horse/" are is blocked, in rustic "branch-like" letters. The White Horse is blocked underneath this. On the base, centre, a figure sits with a shawl over his head. The spine is blocked in gold. From the head downwards, the decoration is: two fillets; the title: "/ The/ Scouring/ of/ the/ White/ Horse./" blocked diagonally across and down the spine, with a curling stem rising up through the letters; at the tail: "/ Macmillan & Co./" is blocked; two gold fillets are blocked at the tail. The design is unsigned. Attributed to Doyle on stylistic grounds, as the cover design is close to the illustrations within the text, and especially that on the double half-title page, which has a busy scene, dense with many figures scouring the figure of the White Horse. Text coyright Edmund M B King.
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