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Shelfmark 12808a52
Held by BL
Author May, Emily Juliana
Title Bertram Noel. A Story for Youth .
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1858]
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both covers and spine

Shelfmark 12808a52
both covers and spine
Country England
Period 19c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Cloth, morocco horizontal grain
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Blocked in blind; Blocked in relief
Style/Type Publishers binding
Edges Bolts uncut
Bookbinder
Ownership mark
Reference
Notes The design is by John Leighton. London: E. Marlborough & Co., Ave Maria Lane. Bath: Binns and Goodwin, [1858]. 110x178x35mm. vi,409p., 5 plates. With four pages of publisher's titles bound at the end. Four of the plates are signed JH Nicholson" and "C.W. Sheeres". On page two of the publisher's titles: "Price 5s." Text sewn on three sawn-in cords. Bolts uncut. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Brown morocco horizontal-grain cloth. Both covers blocked identically in blind on the borders and on the corners. Two fillets are blocked on the borders. the outer thick, the inner thin. On each corner, leaves and curling stems form a circle, with small leaves blocked inside in relief. The upper cover central vignette is blocked in gold. At the head, a ribbon-shaped gold lettering-piece is blocked in gold, with the words: "/ He that/ ruleth his spirit/ is more mighty than he that taketh a city/" blocked in relief inside. A medallion, formed by two fillets blocked in gold, shows a boy inside with his arms crossed holding a book. The words: "/ Bertram Noel/ a/ Story for Youth/ by/ E.J. May./" are blocked in relief within five gold lettering-pieces, of which three are rectangles, and two are circular, each with a single gold fillet blocked on its borders. Signed "JL" in gold as separate letters at the base of the vignette. The spine is blocked in gold. From the head downwards, the decoration is: small plants; the title: "/ Bertram/ Noel./" blocked in gold within a panel formed by a fillet blocked on each side, and small decoration above and below; an urn on a plinth, blocked in gold, has a bouquet of leaves and flowers, some of which hang downwards; a fillet; the words: "/ London/ Marlborough & Co/" are blocked in gold within a rectangle formed by two gold fillets; two gold fillets are blocked at the tail. Text copyright Edmund M. B. King.



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