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Shelfmark C128h3
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Author Huxley, Aldous
Title Prisons
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1949
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Shelfmark C128h3
Upper cover
Country England
Period 20c
Colour Beige
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Tooled in black
Style/Type Abstract
Edges Gilt top edge
Bookbinder Stevens, Graham
Ownership mark
Reference
Notes Signed in blind on upper turn in. Graham Stevens was Edgar Mansfield's pupil. With thanks to Graham Stevens for this black and white image of his binding.


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Upper cover enlargement of tooling

Shelfmark C128h3
Upper cover enlargement of tooling
Country England
Period 20c
Colour Beige
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Tooled in black
Style/Type Abstract
Edges
Bookbinder Stevens, Graham
Ownership mark
Reference
Notes Signed in blind on upper turn in. Graham Stevens was Edgar Mansfield's pupil.


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Shelfmark 12622f9
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Author Brooks, Shirley
Title The Gordian Knot. A Story of Good and of Evil. With illustrations by John Tenniel. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1860
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Shelfmark 12622f9
Upper cover
Country England
Period 19c
Colour Beige
Cover Material Paper
Decorative Technique Printed/other transfer process
Style/Type Publishers binding; Pictorial; Lettered cover, eg initials, titles; Centrepiece
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Notes Designed by John Tenniel. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1860. London: Savill and Edwards, Printers, Chandos Street. 139x230x34mm. viii, 376p. 22 plates. Text issued in parts with paper covers, between January 1858 - Part I; and December 1859 - Parts X. XI. XII. All parts priced at One Shilling, except the last three, issued together, price Three Shillings. The paper covers are bound in sequence. The verso of each part's upper cover cover and the recto and verso of each lower cover contain publisher's titles and advertisements. The upper cover of each part shows an engraving, signed with Tenniel's monogram, bottom right; and "Swain Sc." [i.e. Joseph Swain], bottom left. The engraving shows a series of string knots on the centre, with the title: "/ The/ Gordian Knot/" all tied up by the string. The words: "/ Gordian Knot/" are printed in a circle around the centre, attached to the strings. The strings loosen outwards to form eight panels, each of which contains a scene from the contents. Text copyright Edmund M B King.



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Shelfmark C30a8
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Author Liturgies
Title Holy Matrimony. Longman & Co.
Place of Publication [London]
Date of Publication [1849]
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Shelfmark C30a8
Upper and lower cover and spine
Country England
Period 19c
Colour Beige
Cover Material Leather (unspecified)
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Blocked in relief
Style/Type Publishers binding; Panel design; Knotwork/ropework
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder
Ownership mark
Reference Ball, Douglas. Victorian publishers' bindings / (London : Library Association, c1985.) p.153. McLean, R Victorian book design and colour printing London [1972] p.94.
Notes Designed by Owen Jones. The half title page has: "/The form of/ Solemnization/ of/ Matrimony/". The title page verso has: "/Illuminated by Owen Jones/".Each leaf is printed on the recto and the verso only, with ornamental borders in gold, red and blue. Bevelled boards. Beige calf. The turn-ins are blocked in gold with repeating semi-circles, and with a "leaf and bud" pattern. Both covers blocked identically, apart from the centres. The borders are blocked in gold, with oval-shaped linked straps blocked in relief. An inner rectangle is formed by two fillets blocked in gold, with two crossing leaves blocked in gold on each inner corner. On the centre of the lower cover, a lozenge-shaped series of straps is blocked in relief, with blocking in gold surrounding them, and highlighting them. On the centre of the upper cover, a single plant stem is blocked in gold from the base upwards. The stem bisects the title words: "/ Ho/ ly Matri/ mony", which are blocked in gold in gothic letters. Above the title, the plant has two open flowers, and two nearly open flowers, plus three buds - all blocked in gold. The spine is blocked in gold and in relief. Two fillets are blocked in gold at the head and at the tail. The rest of the spine is blocked with straps in relief, with gold blocking in between.



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Shelfmark 12619g31
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Author Ainsworth, William Harrison
Title The Tower of London. A Historical Romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1854
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Shelfmark 12619g31
upper cover
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Period 19c
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Reference Buchanan-Brown, John. The book illustrations of George Cruikshank. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1980, p.28 and illustrations, 140-149.
Notes The design is by George Cruikshank. London: George Routledge & Co., Farringdon-Street, 1854. 140x225x42mm. xvi,439p., 40 plates. Originally issued in thirteen parts. The paper covers for each part are bound in sequence. Each part has the same title page printed, as follows: "/ Part 1] -13]./ [ Price sixpence/ Popular Illustrated Literature/ [double rule]/ Weekly, in penny numbers; or in monthly parts, Five Numbers, with Wrapper, sixpence./[double rule]/The/ Tower of London./ By/ W. Harrison Ainsworth,/[rule]/ Illustrated by George Cruikshank./ [Wood engraving,.]/ London: George Vickers, Holywell Street,/ and all booksellers and newsmen in the United Kingdom./". The engraving on each upper cover recto shows an execution scene, in front of the Tower of London, with a crowd looking on. The engraving issigned "GCK" at its base. All the plates in the text are signed "George Cruikshank". Part 1 is date stamped: "15 DE[CEMBER 18]53"; Part 13 is date stamped: "3 M[A]Y [18]55". Publisher's titles are printed on the verso of each upper paper cover, and on the verso of each lower paper cover. Text copyright Edmund M.B. King.



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Shelfmark C27m8
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Author
Title The Book of Exotic Birds. A Series of Richly Coloured Plates Accompanied by Descriptions.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1852]
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Shelfmark C27m8
upper cover
Country England
Period 19c
Colour Beige
Cover Material Cloth, net-grain
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Lacquered
Style/Type Floral; Publishers binding
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder
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Reference Gaskell, Philip. A new introduction to bibliography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1972. Table 9, pp.240-244, The Classification of Book-cloth Grains, p.242, fig.90. Leathlean, Howard. Paul Jerrard Publisher of ‘Special Presents’. In: The Book Collector Vol. 40. no.2. Summer 1991, p.185. Leathlean, Howard. Henry Noel Humphreys and the Getting-Up of Books in the Mid-Nineteenth Century. In: The Book Collector. Vol. 38. no.2. Summer 1989, p.204-208.
Notes The design is by Henry Noel Humphreys. London: Paul Jerrard, 111 Fleet Street, [1852]. 185x275x20mm. Unpaginated. [22p.] With three leaves of publisher's titles bound at the end, printed on the recto only. All text is printed in gold. The letters on the title page are fanciful, with extravagant use of tendrils at the ends. The colour lithographs of the birds are printed separately and pasted onto the verso of leaves, within a gold printed border. The leaves are sewn on three sawn-in cords. In the publisher's titles at the end of BL C.27.m.9. "Flower painting in twelve lessons", this work is advertised as: "Preparing for Publication, Exotic Birds. Price 21s. In one handsome volume, Imperial 8vo. Richly bound, suitable for Birth-day or Marriage Presents, with Ornamental Decoration Page, and 10 Plates." Gilt edges. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns are printed in gold, with a rococo design of stems and flowers. Beige fine net-grain cloth. The lower cover is blocked in gold only. A single fillet is blocked in gold on the borders. The central vignette shows a spray of summer flowers, tied together by a ribbon. The upper cover has a single fillet blocked in gold on the borders. Within this, a single coloured lithograph on a sheet of paper has been pasted onto the board. It has elaborate tendrils and a branch border pattern, and shows flowers at the end of long stems, with the title: "The book of exotic birds" attached to the stems. The letters are shaped like small stems. The lithograph has been lacquered and this has cracked. The words: "London. Paul Jerrard 111 Fleet St." are printed in black near the base. Another copy is at BL 7286.dd.8. [22p.] It has the same design as for C.27.m.8. Endpapers and pastedowns are in good condition. White net-grain cloth and upper cover decoration, both in poor condition. Original gutta percha binding has now given way, with leaves loose. [Since the year 2000, this copy 7286.dd.8. has been repaired.] Text copyright Edmund M.B. King.



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Shelfmark 12352a3
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Author Limner, Luke, pseud. [i.e. John Leighton]
Title London out of town. Or the adventures of the Browns at the sea side.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1848]
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Shelfmark 12352a3
lower cover
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Period 19c
Colour Beige
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Reference Pantazzi, Sybille. John Leighton, 1822-1912. A versatile Victorian designer: his designs for book covers. In The Connoisseur, Vol. 152, April 1963, p. 273.
Notes The design is by John Leighton. [London:] Published by David Bogue 86 Fleet Street, [1848]. [London:] Printed at the Lithographic Pr[ess] Leighton [& Taylor?], 19 Lamb's Conduit Street. 143x110x10mm. 14 plates. The cover states: "154 illustrations. Price one shilling." Both covers of paper pasted onto thin boards. Both covers have an identical bolt and panel Renaissance design. The upper cover features medallions of events in "watering places". The lower cover shows the front wall and gate of "Victoria Villa" with members of a family attempting to gain entrance to it. The initials "JL" and the monogram "DB"[David Bogue] are printed in blue on the lower cover. The lithographs are not signed. Text copyright Edmund M. B. King.


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Shelfmark 8245f14
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Author Bradbury, Henry
Title On the security and manufacture of bank notes. A lecture delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, Albemarle Street, Friday evening, May 9, 1856. His Grace the Duke of Northumberland in the Chair.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1856
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specimen banknote

Shelfmark 8245f14
specimen banknote
Country England
Period 19c
Colour Beige
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Reference Ball, Douglas. Victorian publishers’ bindings. London, Library Association, 1985, p.83, note 17, refers to banknote specimens by Leighton being in the John Johnson Collection.
Notes The design is not signed. London: Published by Bradbury and Evans, Whitefriars, printers and bank note engravers, 1856. [London: ] Bradbury and Evans, printers extraordinary to the Queen, Whitefriars. 210x270x6. [5], 30p. 3 plates. The upper cover is printed in black, and has two fillets on its borders. The third, inner fillet, has ‘acanthus’ leaves on each corner. The three plates are of specimen bank notes for ten pounds and a hundred pounds. All are designed and signed: “John Leighton F. S. A.” The lower cover is not available. Text copyright Edmund M B King.


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Shelfmark 8245f14
upper cover
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Reference Ball, Douglas. Victorian publishers’ bindings. London, Library Association, 1985, p.83, note 17, refers to banknote specimens by Leighton being in the John Johnson Collection.
Notes The design is not signed. London: Published by Bradbury and Evans, Whitefriars, printers and bank note engravers, 1856. [London: ] Bradbury and Evans, printers extraordinary to the Queen, Whitefriars. 210x270x6. [5], 30p. 3 plates. The upper cover is printed in black, and has two fillets on its borders. The third, inner fillet, has ‘acanthus’ leaves on each corner. The three plates are of specimen bank notes for ten pounds and a hundred pounds. All are designed and signed: “John Leighton F. S. A.” The lower cover is not available. Text copyright Edmund M B King.


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Shelfmark 12206a6
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Author Defoe, Daniel
Title History of the Plague of London. (1665.)
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1863
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Shelfmark 12206a6
upper cover
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Period 19c
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Notes The design is not signed. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863. London: Printed by Spottiswoode and Co. New Street Square. 104x143x20mm. xii, 206p. 5 plates. With four pages of publisher’s titles bound at the end. The half title page has the text: “The/ shilling entertaining library./ Edited by J. S. Laurie. [rule]/ The Plague of London./” Some of the plates are signed with the monogram of Frederic James Shields “FS”; some of the plates are signed “Swain sc.” [ i.e. Joseph Swain]. The plates are: 1. Frontispiece “The decision of faith”; 2. Opposite page 1: “The plague-stricken house”; 3. Opposite page 54: “Imprisoned family escaping”; 4. Opposite page 62: “Dead-pit”; 5. Opposite page 98: “Fugitive found dead by rustics”. Original paper cover size: 92x138mm. Beige paper covers. The upper cover recto has the author, title and imprint, together with the series details printed at the head: “/ Laurie’s entertaining library./ No. 5./”At the tail, the price details : “/ Price Ninepence; or One Shilling strongly bound in cloth./” The verso of the upper cover and the recto of the lower cover are blank. The lower cover verso lists the titles in the series. Text copyright Edmund M B King.


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Shelfmark 12206a6
lower cover
Country England
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Colour Beige
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Notes The design is not signed. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863. London: Printed by Spottiswoode and Co. New Street Square. 104x143x20mm. xii, 206p. 5 plates. With four pages of publisher’s titles bound at the end. The half title page has the text: “The/ shilling entertaining library./ Edited by J. S. Laurie. [rule]/ The Plague of London./” Some of the plates are signed with the monogram of Frederic James Shields “FS”; some of the plates are signed “Swain sc.” [ i.e. Joseph Swain]. The plates are: 1. Frontispiece “The decision of faith”; 2. Opposite page 1: “The plague-stricken house”; 3. Opposite page 54: “Imprisoned family escaping”; 4. Opposite page 62: “Dead-pit”; 5. Opposite page 98: “Fugitive found dead by rustics”. Original paper cover size: 92x138mm. Beige paper covers. The upper cover recto has the author, title and imprint, together with the series details printed at the head: “/ Laurie’s entertaining library./ No. 5./”At the tail, the price details : “/ Price Ninepence; or One Shilling strongly bound in cloth./” The verso of the upper cover and the recto of the lower cover are blank. The lower cover verso lists the titles in the series. Text copyright Edmund M B King.


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Shelfmark 12206a6
title page and frontispiece
Country England
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Reference
Notes The design is not signed. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863. London: Printed by Spottiswoode and Co. New Street Square. 104x143x20mm. xii, 206p. 5 plates. With four pages of publisher’s titles bound at the end. The half title page has the text: “The/ shilling entertaining library./ Edited by J. S. Laurie. [rule]/ The Plague of London./” Some of the plates are signed with the monogram of Frederic James Shields “FS”; some of the plates are signed “Swain sc.” [ i.e. Joseph Swain]. The plates are: 1. Frontispiece “The decision of faith”; 2. Opposite page 1: “The plague-stricken house”; 3. Opposite page 54: “Imprisoned family escaping”; 4. Opposite page 62: “Dead-pit”; 5. Opposite page 98: “Fugitive found dead by rustics”. Original paper cover size: 92x138mm. Beige paper covers. The upper cover recto has the author, title and imprint, together with the series details printed at the head: “/ Laurie’s entertaining library./ No. 5./”At the tail, the price details : “/ Price Ninepence; or One Shilling strongly bound in cloth./” The verso of the upper cover and the recto of the lower cover are blank. The lower cover verso lists the titles in the series. Text copyright Edmund M B King.


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Shelfmark Collins 419
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Author Charles Claude Hamilton
Title French phraseology ... third edition
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1814
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Shelfmark Collins 419
Upper cover
Country England
Period 19c
Colour Beige
Cover Material Sheep
Decorative Technique
Style/Type Plain
Edges Sprinkled blue
Bookbinder Collier, Joseph
Ownership mark Stewart, J. V.
Reference See Particular Bindings Catalogue 14 of George Bayntun [2006]
Notes Binding restricted. Collier's surname on the blind roll beside the spine. Longmans asverts tipped in. cont bookplate of J. V. Stewart on front pastedown.


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Shelfmark Collins 419
Lower cover
Country England
Period 19c
Colour Beige
Cover Material Sheep
Decorative Technique
Style/Type Plain
Edges Sprinkled blue
Bookbinder Collier, Joseph
Ownership mark Stewart, J. V.
Reference See Particular Bindings Catalogue 14 of George Bayntun [2006]
Notes Binding restricted. Collier's surname on the blind roll beside the spine. Longmans asverts tipped in. cont bookplate of J. V. Stewart on front pastedown.


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Shelfmark 11900ee33
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Author Leighton, John.
Title To The Royal Academy of Arts Upon the Condition and Future of its Library.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1869]
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Shelfmark 11900ee33
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Notes The book ticket was created by John Leighton. [London:] Royal Institution of Great Britain, [1869]. [London:] Bradbury, Evans & Co., Printers Extraordinary to the Queen. 195x240x2mm. 4p. 100 copies only printed. Signed at end: Royal Institution of Great Britain, Jan. 1869. Plain brown thin covers of board. On front cover is pasted a bookplate of John Leighton, signed "/ Iohn/ Leigh/ ton/ LIMNER/". It shows a picture of St. Luke drawing. Written on the cover is: "/ For/ the Library/ of the British Museum/". On the verso of the front cover is Leighton’s bookplate [almost certainly a bookplate of Leighton’s later years], with his coat of arms, his monogram – a capital “L”, with a dot above it, and the motto: "/ Libros y amigos/ pocos y buenos/". Text copyright Edmund M b King.


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label of St Luke
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Notes The book ticket was created by John Leighton. [London:] Royal Institution of Great Britain, [1869]. [London:] Bradbury, Evans & Co., Printers Extraordinary to the Queen. 195x240x2mm. 4p. 100 copies only printed. Signed at end: Royal Institution of Great Britain, Jan. 1869. Plain brown thin covers of board. On front cover is pasted a bookplate of John Leighton, signed "/ Iohn/ Leigh/ ton/ LIMNER/". It shows a picture of St. Luke drawing. Written on the cover is: "/ For/ the Library/ of the British Museum/". On the verso of the front cover is Leighton’s bookplate [almost certainly a bookplate of Leighton’s later years], with his coat of arms, his monogram – a capital “L”, with a dot above it, and the motto: "/ Libros y amigos/ pocos y buenos/". Text copyright Edmund M b King.


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Leighton bookplate
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Notes The book ticket was created by John Leighton. [London:] Royal Institution of Great Britain, [1869]. [London:] Bradbury, Evans & Co., Printers Extraordinary to the Queen. 195x240x2mm. 4p. 100 copies only printed. Signed at end: Royal Institution of Great Britain, Jan. 1869. Plain brown thin covers of board. On front cover is pasted a bookplate of John Leighton, signed "/ Iohn/ Leigh/ ton/ LIMNER/". It shows a picture of St. Luke drawing. Written on the cover is: "/ For/ the Library/ of the British Museum/". On the verso of the front cover is Leighton’s bookplate [almost certainly a bookplate of Leighton’s later years], with his coat of arms, his monogram – a capital “L”, with a dot above it, and the motto: "/ Libros y amigos/ pocos y buenos/". Text copyright Edmund M b King.


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