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Shelfmark c188b37
Held by BL
Author Moore, Thomas
Title Lalla Rookh
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1861
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Shelfmark c188b37
Upper cover and spine
Country Scotland
Period 19c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Art nouveau
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder MacLehose, James of Glasgow (1872-1982)
Ownership mark
Reference https://kelseyjacksonwilliams.com/2017/06/30/an-excursus-into-bookbinding-maclehose-of-glasgow/
Notes Signed MACLEHOSE. GLASGOW. Turn ins tooled in gold. Smooth spine tooled and lettered in gold. Edward Bayntun Coward states; Ink stamp of Bolton Public Libraries on the verso of the title (along with acquisition number) and foot of p.329. A very good copy of this significant Sixties book. Published at five guineas, it was described by a contemporary Times critic as "the greatest illustrative achievement by any single hand". The binding probably dates from the 1890s and must be one of MacLehose's more original and elaborate works. James MacLehose (1811-1885) established himself as a bookseller in Glasgow in 1838, initially in partnership with Robert Nelson, and on his own from 1841. In 1849 he moved to 61 St. Vincent Street and in 1862 a bindery was added. In 1881 he took on his two sons and they carried on the business after his death. A portrait of the founder was printed in The British Bookmaker, vol.VI, no.66, December 1892, pp.125-6, and the reported noted that "the binding department has been made a very important branch of the establishment, where work is executed in the very best style, but no ordinary trade work is done. All the books bound here are either the firm's own work, or the work of private customers who, appreciating its quality, frequently send long distances to secure the execution of their orders meeting their own requirements. Levant, morocco, and a special calf are the principal styles, hand finished and single lettered, and though many of the books are elaborately bound with special designs, a large share are in the severely plain style which finds favour particularly in Scotland". This book was amongst a number of bindings recently sold by Bolton Public Libraries. Others were by Cedric Chivers and Sir Edward Sullivan and they appear to have been assembled at about the turn of the last century.



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Shelfmark Collins 797
Held by BL
Author Sir William Thomson
Title Popular lectures and addresses ... vol. I constitution of matter
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1889
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Shelfmark Collins 797
Upper cover
Country Scotland
Period 19c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Tooled in blind
Style/Type gilt fillet; Floral; Foliage; Centrepiece; Lettered cover, eg initials, titles; Book; Fish; Bell; Crown and sceptre motif; Bird motif; Tree; Prize
Edges Marbled
Bookbinder MacLehose, James of Glasgow (1872-1982)
Ownership mark Flint, Alex
Reference Collins, John. Particular bindings, … Catalogue 14 of George Baytun. Bath: George Baytun, [2006], no. 797. https://kelseyjacksonwilliams.com/2017/06/30/an-excursus-into-bookbinding-maclehose-of-glasgow/
Notes Binding restricted. Signed; MacLehose's plain ink stamp on front endpaper. A prize binding for Glasgow University, with their gilt arms on front cover and in top compartment of the spine. Prize label: 1891, Alex Flint for physics, signed by the author of the book who was the professor. London: Macmillan & Co., 1889. London and Bungay: Richard Clay and Sons, Limited. Books size: 130x182x30mm. Binder's stamp size: 20x1mm. Thomson (Sir William) Popular lectures and addresses ... vol. I constitution of matter. First edition, 56 text-illustrations, calf, gilt, marbled endpapers and edges, almost certainly by MacLehose of Glasgow, with their plain ink stamp on endpaper, a prize binding for Glasgow University, with their gilt arms on front cover and in top compartment of the spine, prize label (1891; Alex Flint for physics, signed by the author of the book who was the prof.); minor wear and scuffing, London, Macmillan, 1889 £30. MacLehose had a large and flourishing bindery besides their printing works.


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Shelfmark Collins 797
Country Scotland
Period 19c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Tooled in blind
Style/Type gilt fillet; Floral; Foliage; Centrepiece; Lettered cover, eg initials, titles; Book; Fish; Bell; Crown and sceptre motif; Bird motif; Tree; Prize
Edges Marbled
Bookbinder MacLehose, James of Glasgow (1872-1982)
Ownership mark Flint, Alex
Reference See Particular Bindings Catalogue 14 of George Bayntun [2006]. https://kelseyjacksonwilliams.com/2017/06/30/an-excursus-into-bookbinding-maclehose-of-glasgow/
Notes Binding restricted. Signed; MacLehose's plain ink stamp on front endpaper. A prize binding for Glasgow University, with their gilt arms on front cover and in top compartment of the spine. Prize label: 1891, Alex Flint for physics, signed by the author of the book who was the professor.


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Shelfmark Collins 797
binder's stamp
Country Scotland
Period 19c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; spine gold lettered and panelled
Style/Type Coat of arms; Floral
Edges Marbled
Bookbinder MacLehose, James of Glasgow (1872-1982)
Ownership mark
Reference Collins, John. Particular bindings, … Catalogue 14 of George Baytun. Bath: George Baytun, [2006], no. 797. https://kelseyjacksonwilliams.com/2017/06/30/an-excursus-into-bookbinding-maclehose-of-glasgow/
Notes London: Macmillan & Co., 1889. London and Bungay: Richard Clay and Sons, Limited. Books size: 130x182x30mm. Binder's stamp size: 20x1mm. Thomson (Sir William) Popular lectures and addresses ... vol. I constitution of matter. First edition, 56 text-illustrations, calf, gilt, marbled endpapers and edges, almost certainly by MacLehose of Glasgow, with their plain ink stamp on endpaper, a prize binding for Glasgow University, with their gilt arms on front cover and in top compartment of the spine, prize label (1891; Alex Flint for physics, signed by the author of the book who was the prof.); minor wear and scuffing, London, Macmillan, 1889 £30. MacLehose had a large and flourishing bindery besides their printing works.


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Shelfmark Collins 796
Held by BL
Author Edgeworth, Maria
Title The parent's assistant; or, Stories for children, etc.A new edition, ornamented with plates. Complete in two volumes.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1853
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Shelfmark Collins 796
both covers and spine
Country Scotland
Period 19c
Colour Red
Cover Material Calf, polished
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; spine gold lettered and panelled; Tooled in blind
Style/Type
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder MacLehose, James of Glasgow (1872-1982)
Ownership mark Wilkins, Isabella Napier
Reference Collins, John. Particular bindings, … Catalogue 14 of George Baytun. Bath: George Baytun, [2006], no. 796. https://kelseyjacksonwilliams.com/2017/06/30/an-excursus-into-bookbinding-maclehose-of-glasgow/
Notes London: Longman & Co. ...1853. Most of the plates are signed: 'W. Harvey pinx.' Text sewn on four cords. Book Size: 82x142x30mm. Binder's stamp size: 22x2mm. Edgeworth (Maria) The parent's assistant ... new edition ... complete in two volumes. 2 vol., 2 additional engraved titles, 4 engraved plates, 12mo., scarlet polished calf, gilt frame sides, gilt panelled spines, marbled endpapers, g.e., by MacLehose of Glasgow, with their plain stamp on front free endpaper, minor rubbing but an attractive little binding in good state, inscription to Isabella Napier Wilkins from her aunt Jessie Napier, 1863 on flyleaves, London, 1853 £80


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Shelfmark Collins 796
Binder's stamp
Country Scotland
Period 19c
Colour Red
Cover Material Calf, polished
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; spine gold lettered and panelled; Tooled in blind
Style/Type
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder MacLehose, James of Glasgow (1872-1982)
Ownership mark Wilkins, Isabella Napier
Reference Collins, John. Particular bindings, … Catalogue 14 of George Baytun. Bath: George Baytun, [2006], no. 796. https://kelseyjacksonwilliams.com/2017/06/30/an-excursus-into-bookbinding-maclehose-of-glasgow/
Notes London: Longman & Co. ...1853. Most of the plates are signed: 'W. Harvey pinx.' Text sewn on four cords. Book Size: 82x142x30mm. Binder's stamp size: 22x2mm. Edgeworth (Maria) The parent's assistant ... new edition ... complete in two volumes. 2 vol., 2 additional engraved titles, 4 engraved plates, 12mo., scarlet polished calf, gilt frame sides, gilt panelled spines, marbled endpapers, g.e., by MacLehose of Glasgow, with their plain stamp on front free endpaper, minor rubbing but an attractive little binding in good state, inscription to Isabella Napier Wilkins from her aunt Jessie Napier, 1863 on flyleaves, London, 1853 £80


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Shelfmark Collins 796
inscription
Country Scotland
Period 19c
Colour Red
Cover Material Calf, polished
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; spine gold lettered and panelled; Tooled in blind
Style/Type
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder MacLehose, James of Glasgow (1872-1982)
Ownership mark Wilkins, Isabella Napier
Reference Collins, John. Particular bindings, … Catalogue 14 of George Baytun. Bath: George Baytun, [2006], no. 796. https://kelseyjacksonwilliams.com/2017/06/30/an-excursus-into-bookbinding-maclehose-of-glasgow/
Notes London: Longman & Co. ...1853. Most of the plates are signed: 'W. Harvey pinx.' Text sewn on four cords. Book Size: 82x142x30mm. Binder's stamp size: 22x2mm. Edgeworth (Maria) The parent's assistant ... new edition ... complete in two volumes. 2 vol., 2 additional engraved titles, 4 engraved plates, 12mo., scarlet polished calf, gilt frame sides, gilt panelled spines, marbled endpapers, g.e., by MacLehose of Glasgow, with their plain stamp on front free endpaper, minor rubbing but an attractive little binding in good state, inscription to Isabella Napier Wilkins from her aunt Jessie Napier, 1863 on flyleaves, London, 1853 £80


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