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Shelfmark 4416k1
Held By BL
Country England
Period 19c
Cover Material Cloth, morocco vertical grain
Decorative Technique Blocked in blind; Blocked in gold; Blocked in relief
Style Publishers binding; Panel design
Edges Gilt
BookBinder Westley
Owner
Author Bunyan, John
Title Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. With illustrations by Charles Bennett and a preface by the Rev. Charles Kingsley.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1860
References
Notes Designed by William Harry Rogers. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts1860 London: Printed by Spottiswoode and Co. New-Street Square. 154x212x46mm. xxxv, 399p. 45 plates.Bevelled boards. Brown endpapers and pastedowns. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown: "/Bound by/ Westleys & Co./ London./" Brown morocco vertical-grain cloth. Both covers are blocked in gold, in blind and in relief with an identical design. A single fillet is blocked in blind on the borders, with a pattern of repeating hearts blocked in relief within the fillet. Each cover is divided into nine panels by fillets blocked in blind. The eight outer panels all have stem and leaves and flowers blocked in relief. The central panel is blocked in gold and in relief. At its head a small butterfly is blocked in gold. A sword is blocked in gold from the base to the head of the vignette, with a roundhead's helmet and a cross blocked on its point. The words: "/ The Pilgrim's Progress/ Illustrated by C.H. Bennett/" are blocked in relief within three ribbon-shaped gold lettering-pieces. Crossed leaf and stem decoration is blocked in gold between and around the lower two ribbons. Signed "WHR" in gold as a monogram underneath "C.H. Bennett". Four pansy-like plants are blocked in gold at the base of the vignette. Small stars in gold surround all of the decoration. The spine is blocked in gold, in blind and in relief. From the head downwards, the decoration is: a gold fillet, with a pattern of repeating hearts, blocked in relief within it; The words: "/ The/ Pilgrim's Progress/ Illustrated/ by C.H. Bennett/" are blocked in relief within a shell-shaped gold lettering-piece; interlocking broad stems are blocked in relief downwards, to hear the tail; near the tail, a gold fillet is blocked, with a pattern of repeating hearts, blocked in relief within it. Text copyright, Edmund M.B. King.
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