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Shelfmark 012331de79
Held by BL
Author Limner, Luke, pseud. [i.e. John Leighton]
Title The rejected contributions to the Great Exhibition of all nations. Collected by Luke Limner, Esq. With the classes in which they will not be found. If the public maintain that many of the articles are not rejected, but still occupy distinguished positions, the collector distinctly states it is no fault of his - they ought to have been.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1851
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Shelfmark 012331de79
Country England
Period 19c
Colour White / cream
Cover Material Paper, printed
Decorative Technique Engraved
Style/Type Architectural
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Reference King, Edmund M.B. The Book Cover Designs of John Leighton, F.S.A. In: The British Library Journal, vol.24, no.2.Autumn 1998. p. 235. 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 Designed by John Leighton. 8 plates. Ackermann & Co, Strand. London: Printed by Leighton Bros. 230x145x5mm. The cover states: "Seventy odd illustrations. Price one shilling. An edition upon large paper. India proofs, 2/6. " The upper cover is of plain paper, printed in dark red. The title and sub-title are printed within a lithograph of the facade of the central barrel-vaulted transept of the Hyde Park Crystal Palace. To either side of the transept is an angel, left, blowing a horn saying "Puff", and, on the right, a winged Mercury with the word "Speed" printed alongside. The figures of "Paxton" and "O[wen] Jones" stand on either side of the transept, at roof level. Each holds a book: Paxton’s is "Chatsworth". Jones holds "Alhambra". The sub-title is in the shape of a flag, draped in front of the building. Below it, is a crowd of people, many comically depicted, who are swarming in and out of the Crystal Palace. Text copyright, Edmund M.B. King.



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Shelfmark 7955e11
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Author Tallis, John
Title Tallis's History and Description of the Crystal Palace, and Exhibition of the World's Industry in 1851; Illustrated by beautiful steel engravings, from original drawings and daguerrotypes, by Beard Mayall, etc., etc. [Royal Coat of Arms.]
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1852-1854]
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Shelfmark 7955e11
Country England
Period 19c
Colour Blue
Cover Material Cloth, moire rib, horizontal grain
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Blocked in blind
Style/Type Architectural
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder
Ownership mark
Reference Morris, Ellen K. & Levin, Edward S. The Art of Publishers’ Bookbindings 1815-1915. Los Angeles: William Daley Rare Books Ltd, 2000. no.229. States the binding design to be by H. Bibby; executed by Thomas Staples.
Notes The design is by H. Bibby. London and New York: Printed and Published by John Tallis & Co. [1852-1854] The set has three volumes, bound in six Divisions. Div. I .138p, 25 plates. ) Div. 2 [II]. pp.139-268, 23 plates. ) Vol. I. Div. III. 108p, 24 plates. ) Div. IV. pp.109-196, 24 plates. ) Div. V. pp.197-262, 24 plates. ) Vol. II. Div. V. 30p. ( of Vol. III.) ) Div. VI. pp.30-110, 23 plates. ) Vol.III. Div. VI. also has the title pages for Vols II. and III., the Contents and list of Illustrations for Vols I-III. Size of all volumes is 218x280x16-20mm. All volumes are sewn on four sawn-in cords, and have: gilt edges, yellow endpapers and pastedowns; blue moire rib-horizontal-grain cloth. All volumes are blocked identically. The lower covers are blocked in blind only. On the outer borders, two fillets are blocked in blind, the outer thick, the inner thin. On the inner borders, two fillets are blocked in blind, with curling stems, leaves and flowers blocked in blind on the corners. The upper covers are blocked in gold. A single gold fillet is blocked on the borders. The rest of the cover is a large block, showing the facade and transept of the Crystal Palace within a circular frame, formed by branches and leaves. The title: "/ The/ Crystal Palace [in a semi-circle]/" is blocked in gold above the facade. At the head, at the top left and right are: 1. an angel with trumpet 2&3. Angels holding a laurel wreath above the title, with a dove of peace above this. 4. Britannia seated in clouds. Stars are blocked around these four figures. Near the tail, two groups of well dressed British and foreign men, women, and children are looking at the facade, as though about to enter the building. A royal coat of arms is blocked in gold between the two groups, together with branches acting as supports, which also form a frame for the imprint: "/ London Printing and Publishing Company/" blocked in gold. Signed "HB" in gold as a monogram on the centre tail, and also "Staples Sc." in gold underneath the group of people on the right hand side. The spines are blocked identically in gold. Double gold fillets are blocked at the head and at the tail. Double gold fillets divide the spine into six main panels, and four smaller ones. The smaller are blocked in gold with a small ornamental frieze. In the main panels: 1 ornament of leaves, curling stems, flowers, with one flower head on the centre; 2. the title: "/ The/ Crystal/ Palace/" is blocked in gold 3. as for panel 1; 4. the volume number: "/ Div. I [2, III-VI]/ [rule]/ Price 10/6 /" is blocked in gold; 5. as for panel 1; 6. at the tail, the imprint: "/ London/ Printing & Publishing/ Company/". Text copyright: Edmund M. B. King.



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