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Shelfmark C109d6
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Author
Title The Book of Job illustrated with fifty engravings from drawings by John Gilbert, and with explanatory notes & poetical parallels.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1857
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Shelfmark C109d6
both covers and spine
Country England
Period 19c
Colour Red
Cover Material Cloth, morocco horizontal grain
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Blocked in relief; Blocked in blind
Style/Type Arabesque
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder Leighton, Son & Hodge of London
Ownership mark
Reference Ball, Douglas. Victorian publishers’ bindings. London, Library Association, 1985, Appendix E, Nineteenth Century Edition Binders’ Signatures, p.181.
Notes The design is not signed. xxx,7-188p. With one page of publisher's titles bound at the end. London: James Nisbet and Co. Berners Street. Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh. 163x233x27mm. Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Mauve endpapers and pastedowns. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown. "/ Leighton/ Son &/ Hodge,/ Shoe Lane/ London./" [ ball no. 53A.]Red morocco horizontal grain cloth. Both covers blocked identically in gold, in blind and in relief. The whole design is elaborate moorish. The outer border has a fillet blocked in gold, with small diamonds and dotted squares, repeating, blocked in relief within it. Around the large central oval, a pattern of stems, horizontal hatch leaves and flowers is blocked in gold on the corners and on the sides. Inside the oval, a flower and stem pattern is blocked in relief around the centre. On the centre, a circle is blocked, with an elaborate strap pattern within it. There is an elaborate border to this circle. Around the circle, another elaborate strap pattern of stems and leaves, surrounded by horizontal hatch, is blocked in gold. The spine is blocked in gold. A "wavy" fillet is blocked on the perimeter, with repeating dots blocked i relief within it. An elaborate cartouche of arabesques forms an oval. Within the oval, the title: "/ The/ Book/ of/ Job./" is blocked in gold. Hatched leaves and flowers are blocked in gold as patterns on the head and on the tail. A single fillet is blocked at the head and at the tail. Text copyright, Edmund M.B. King.


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Shelfmark c194b115
Held by BL
Author Buchanan, Robert Williams
Title Wayside poesies: original poems of the country life. Pictures by G.J. Pinwell, J.W. North, and Frederick Walker. Engraved by the Brother Dalziel
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1867
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Shelfmark c194b115
Country England
Period 19c
Colour Blue
Cover Material Coth, sand grain
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Blocked in black; Blocked in relief
Style/Type Arabesque
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder
Ownership mark
Reference McLean, Ruari. Victorian book design and colour printing. 2nd edition. [London] Faber & Faber [1972], pp. 158, 160 Ball, Douglas. Victorian publishers’ bindings.1985, p. 167 & p. 73, ref. 18.
Notes Designed by Albert Warren. [7], 91p. With two pages of publisher’s titles bound at the end. London: George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill. London: Dalziel Brothers, engravers & printers, Camden Press. 210x265x40mm. : A Dalziel Fine Art Gift book. The pages are printed on the recto only. Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Blue sand-grain cloth. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. The bookplate of Anthony David Estill is pasted onto the upper pastedown. Inscribed on the upper pastedown: “A. F. Buxton/ Christmas 1901/ From V. B.” Both covers are blocked identically in gold in black and in relief. Three fillets are blocked in gold on the borders. The inner border is blocked in gold and black and relief. At the centre head, the centre tail, and the sides, cartouches are blocked in black with flower and stem decoration blocked in gold within each cartouche. On each side of each cartouche, curling stem decoration is blocked in gold (rather like the head of a bishop’s crook). On each corner, a single flower, leaves and stem decoration is blocked in relief within an oval gold lettering-piece formed by two fillets in gold. On each side at the centre, three flower heads (of cow bells?) is blocked in relief within medallions formed by two fillets in gold. The inner rectangle is formed by four gold fillets, with a ‘dog tooth’ repeating pattern blocked in gold between them. A small cross is delineated on each inner corner, within a square blocked in gold. More elaborate bud and tendril decoration in gold on the inner head, the inner tails, and the inner sides, each flower bud being blocked in hatch gold. The central arabesque is formed by elaborate gold blocking of leaves, and a mass of small circles blocked in gold. The central panel is recessed. A single gold fillet is blocked on border of a white paper on lay. On the upper cover, the registration of the lettering is slightly off centre, which can be seen at the base of the on lay. The lettering is blocked in gold and in relief. The words (in capitals): “/ Dalziel’s/ fine art/ gift book/ are blocked in gold. The words: “/Wayside posies/” are blocked in relief within two gold cartouches. The words: “/Edited by/” are blocked in gold. The words:”/ Robert Buchanan/” are blocke din relief within a single gold cartouche. The words, in capital letters: “/ Pictures by/ G.J. Pinwell/ F. Walker/ J.W. North/” are blocked in gold. Small zig-zag decoration is blocked in gold at the head and at the tail of the on lay. The spine is blocked in gold and in relief. A single gold fillet is blocked on the perimeter. At the head, four fillets are blocked in gold. Below this, a small rectangular gold panel is blocked in gold, with a gold fillet blocked around its perimeter. Within this panel, a small cartouche is blocked in relief. Beneath this, four flower bud and curling stem decoration motifs are blocked in gold, the buds being in hatch gold. They surround a two diamond pattern, blocked in gold. The title is blocked in relief within an elaborated arabesque panel, some of which is blocked in hatch. The title: “/ Wayside/ posies/ poems/ of/” are blocked in relief within the arabesque. Beneath this, four flower bud and curling stem decoration motifs are blocked in gold, the buds being in hatch gold. They surround a two diamond pattern, blocked in gold. The title words: “/The country life/” are blocked in relief within a semi-circular panel blocked in gold. More stem and bud decoration are blocked above and below a circle formed by two gold fillets; within the circle, nine gold stars are blocked within small circles. The publisher: “/Routledge/” is blocked in relief within a gold rectangular panel. At the tail, small repeating dots are blocked in gold within a rectangular panel formed by a single gold fillet. In North coast and other poems (BL shelfmark 11651.g.13.), the binding design is described in the publisher’s titles as a: “Superb binding, designed by Albert Warren, One Guinea; or, Morocco elegant and antique, Thirty-six shillings.” Another copy of this design is in the British Museum de Beaumont collection, P&D register no. 1992,0406.395. This has red sand-grain cloth, bound by Leighton, Son & Hodge. Text copyright: Edmund M.B. King.



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