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Shelfmark 12331bb32
Held By BL
Country England
Period 19c
Cover Material Cloth, bead grain
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Blocked in blind; Blocked in black; Blocked in red
Style Publishers binding
Author Quiz [i.e. Dickens, Charles]
Title Sketches of young couples, young ladies, young gentlemen. Illustrated by Phiz. [i.e. Hablot Knight Browne.]
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication
Notes The design is by William Ralston. London: Cassell, Petter and Galpin; and 596, Broadway, New York, [1869]. London: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, Belle Sauvage Works, E.C. 120x180x25mm. v, 238p. 17 plates. With two pages of publisher's titles bound at the end. Bevelled boards. Brown endpapers and pastedowns. Green fine bead-grain cloth. Blocked in blind on lower cover, with three fillets blocked on the borders. The upper cover is blocked in gold, red and black. One fillet on the upper cover borders is blocked in red, with two inside blocked in black. The word "Sketches", has the capital "S" in relief, and it is in the shape of an artist's palette, with a pennant in gold trailing from it. The rest of the word: "[S]ketches" is blocked in relief, on a red on lay, which is surrounded by gold blocking. The words: "/ Young couples/" has two chickens walking along a line above. The "Y" of "/ Young ladies/" on the line below is formed of a pair of scissors through which an arrow's tail feathers are inserted. The head of the arrow pierces two hearts, situated immediately above the letters "[Y]oung ladies". The words: "/ Young Gentlemen/"are blocked in gold underneath this. The word: "/ by/" is blocked in relief within a "watch-face" held by a man sitting on the capital "Q" of the word "Quiz". The word "Quiz" is in fanciful letters, blocked in gold, with the centre of the "Q" being pierced by a pen, also blocked in gold, that goes from top to bottom of the design. Signed "WR" in gold by the side of the capital "Q". The words: "/ Illustrated by Phiz/" are blocked in gold underneath this. The spine is blocked in gold, in black and in red. From the head downwards, the decoration is: two black fillets; an artist holding brushes sitting on a painter's palette; the word: "/ Sketches/" is blocked in relief within the palette; the words: "/ By/ Quiz/ [pens in gold]/ Illustrated/ by/ Phiz./" are blocked in gold; dots are blocked in gold across the spine; the words: "/ London & New York/" Cassell, Petter & Galpin/" are blocked in gold; two black fillets; a red fillet is blocked at the tail. Text copyright Edmund M B King.
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