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Shelfmark 12808b30
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Author Davenport, Emma Anne Georgina
Title Fickle Flora and her seaside friends. Illustrated by John Absolon. Griffith & Farran, Successors to Newbery and Harris Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1863
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Shelfmark 12808b30
Upper cover
Country England
Period 19c
Colour Red
Cover Material Cloth, dot and line vertical grain
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Blocked in relief; Blocked in blind
Style/Type Publishers binding; Pictorial
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder Bone & Son of London
Ownership mark
Reference King, Edmund M. B. The book cover designs of John Leighton in The British Library Journal, vol. 24, no. 2. Autumn 1998 p.238.
Notes Designed by John Leighton. London: Griffith & Farran, Successors to Newbery and Harris Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, 1863. Edinburgh: Printed by R. & R. Clark. 127x175x20mm. iv, 164p. 4 plates. With thirty two pages of publisher's advertisements bound at the end. The plates are hand coloured. Light yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown: "/ Bound by/ Bone and Son,/ [rule]/ 76 Fleet Street,/ London./". Both covers are blocked in blind identically, on the borders and on the corners. A single fillet is blocked in blind on the borders. Inside this, single filets form rectangles on the sides, the head and on the tail, with four-leaf decoration blocked on each corner in relief. The inner corners have curling stem decoration blocked in relief. The upper cover has a central vignette blocked in gold, featuring a straw hatted teenage girl (Flora?), a basket on her right arm, her right hand holding a fishing net, her left hand holding a shell. The title: "/ Fickle/ Flora/ and her/ sea-side/ friends/" is blocked in gold, in fanciful rustic letters, with tendrils. Signed "JL" in gold as separate letters within seaweed at the base of vignette. The spine is blocked in gold and blind and in relief. Two fillets are blocked in blind at the head and at the tail, with repeating triangles blocked in relief. From the head downwards, the decoration is: a starfish; the title: "/ Fickle/ Flora/ & Her/ Sea-side/ Friends/" is blocked in gold in rustic letters; a group of sea plants and seaweed is blocked in gold underneath the title. In the publisher's titles at the end, this work is advertised as: "Super royal 16mo. price 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s 6d. coloured, gilt edges." Text copyright Edmind M B King.



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Shelfmark 1379h12
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Author Knapp, Andrew and Baldwin, William
Title The Newgate calendar; comprising interesting memoirs of the most notorious characters who have been convicted of outrages on the Laws of England since the commencement of the Eighteenth Century; with occasional anecdotes and observations, speeches, confessions, and last exclamations of sufferers. 4 vols.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1824-1828
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Shelfmark 1379h12
Upper cover and spine
Country England
Period 19c
Colour Mauve
Cover Material Cloth, dot and line vertical grain
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Blocked in blind; Blocked in relief
Style/Type Publishers binding; Panel design; Centrepiece; Book
Edges
Bookbinder
Ownership mark
Reference
Notes The design is by John Leighton. London: J. Robins and Co. Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, 1824-1828. London: Printed by J. Robins and Co. Ivy-Lane. Vol. I. 1824. iv,516p., 3 plates. 142x22632mm. Vol.II. 1825. [2], 502p., 3 plates. 140x226x33mm. Vol. III. 1828. [2], 502p., 9 plates. Vol. IV. [1828.] 406p., 7 plates. 140x226x63mm.The set belonged to Henry Spencer Ashbee, whose bookplate is on each upper pastedown. There is no title page for Vol. IV. Volumes III and IV are bound together. Mauve dot and line vertical-grain cloth. All the covers of this three volume set are blocked identically. Two fillets are blocked on the borders. An inner rectangle is formed with the blocking of a further two fillets, which have strap work on the corners, the sides, and on the head and the tail. On the inner borders, a pattern of small strap work, flowers and circles is blocked in blind and in relief. On each upper cover, the same central vignette is blocked in gold. It shows a wooden treasure chest, with its lid open. The chest has studded corners. Around the outside of the chest, a snake is coiled. It has the key to the lock of the chest on its tail. At the "head" of the snake is a hand, holding a quill over an open book, propped up against the front of the box and the lid of the chest. There is a rolled-up scroll showing on the left hand side of the chest. On it, "JL" is blocked in relief as a monogram. All the decorative features of the chest are picked out in relief. Only the spine of Vol. II survives on this set. The spine is blocked in gold. It has curling leaves and stems blocked from the head to half way down the spine. Within circles formed by this, the title: "/ The/ Newgate/ Calendar/" is blocked near the head; below this, the words: "/ Memoirs/ of the/ most/ notorious/ characters/"; then below: "/ by/ Knapp/ and/ Baldwin./ II./" Underneath this, the figure of a gaoler is blocked, an axe on his right shoulder, his left hand holding a flag. At the base the words: "/ London./ Robins [&Co]./" are blocked in gold. There is another copy of this work in the London Metropolitan Archives, in the Burns Collection. It has four volumes also bound in three. The spines are all identical in this set and the same as Vol II of the BL copy. This set has the same cloth, grain, dye colour and blocking as the British Library set. It seems likely that the work was bound some thirty years after original publication, as dot and line grain did not come into use until the 1850s. Text copyright Edmund M. B. King.



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Shelfmark 1347f20
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Author Stanesby, Samuel
Title The Floral Gift. An Illuminated Souvenir.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1863]
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Shelfmark 1347f20
both covers and spine
Country England
Period 19c
Colour Green
Cover Material Cloth, dot and line vertical grain
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Blocked in blind; Blocked in relief
Style/Type Publishers binding
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder Bone & Son of London
Ownership mark
Reference For descriptive details of the binder’s ticket, see: Ball, Douglas. Victorian publishers’ bindings. London, Library Association, 1985, Appendix E, Nineteenth Century Edition Binders’ Signatures, p. 172. Morris, Ellen K. & Levin, Edward S. The Art of Publishers’ Bookbindings 1815-1915. An Exhition held at the Grolier Club, New York, 17 May – 19 July 2000. Los Angeles: William Daley Rare Books Ltd, 2000, p.101, no 224.
Notes The design is not signed. London: Griffith & Farran, Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, [1863]. [London:] Printed in Colours by Thomas Bessent. 138x190x20mm. [2],28,[2]p. The borders of the pages are chromolithographed. The title page is bound in at the rear. Printed on the title page verso: "/ Illuminated by Saml. Stanesby./" Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown: "/ Bound by/ Bone & Son,/ 76, Fleet Street,/ London./" [Ball no. 17A.] Green dot and line grain cloth. Both covers blocked identically in gold, in blind and in relief. There is a fillet blocked in gold on the borders, with two more fillets blocked in blind inside this. An inner border pattern of flower stems and heads is blocked in relief, within a gold fillet. There is a recessed rectangular central panel, with an "ogee arch and oval" tracery pattern blocked inside in blind, with a small leaf blocked in relief within each oval. The title: "/ The Floral Gift./" is blocked in relief, in gothic lettering, within a rectangular gold lettering-piece. Across each cover run two raised imitation medieval clasps, blocked in gold. The patterns of branch, leaf and seeds are blocked in relief within the length of the clasps. They run across the spine. The spine is blocked in gold. The spine is divided into five panels by single fillets blocked in blind. Panels two and four are the continuation of the clasps blocked on each cover. Panels, one, three and five are formed as rectangles by two gold fillets. Within the three odd numbered panels: 1. small decoration blocked in gold; 3. the title: "/ The/ Floral/ Gift/" is blocked in gold in gothic letters, surrounded by small leaf, stem and flower decoration blocked in gold; 5. the words: "/ London/ Griffith/ and/ Farran/" and small flowers are blocked in gold. Text copyright Edmund M B King.


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Shelfmark 1347f20
binder's ticket
Country England
Period 19c
Colour Green
Cover Material Cloth, dot and line vertical grain
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Blocked in blind; Blocked in relief
Style/Type Publishers binding
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder Bone & Son of London
Ownership mark
Reference For descriptive details of the binder’s ticket, see: Ball, Douglas. Victorian publishers’ bindings. London, Library Association, 1985, Appendix E, Nineteenth Century Edition Binders’ Signatures, p. 172. Morris, Ellen K. & Levin, Edward S. The Art of Publishers’ Bookbindings 1815-1915. An Exhition held at the Grolier Club, New York, 17 May – 19 July 2000. Los Angeles: William Daley Rare Books Ltd, 2000, p.101, no 224.
Notes The design is not signed. London: Griffith & Farran, Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, [1863]. [London:] Printed in Colours by Thomas Bessent. 138x190x20mm. [2],28,[2]p. The borders of the pages are chromolithographed. The title page is bound in at the rear. Printed on the title page verso: "/ Illuminated by Saml. Stanesby./" Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Binder's ticket on lower pastedown: "/ Bound by/ Bone & Son,/ 76, Fleet Street,/ London./" [Ball no. 17A.] Green dot and line grain cloth. Both covers blocked identically in gold, in blind and in relief. There is a fillet blocked in gold on the borders, with two more fillets blocked in blind inside this. An inner border pattern of flower stems and heads is blocked in relief, within a gold fillet. There is a recessed rectangular central panel, with an "ogee arch and oval" tracery pattern blocked inside in blind, with a small leaf blocked in relief within each oval. The title: "/ The Floral Gift./" is blocked in relief, in gothic lettering, within a rectangular gold lettering-piece. Across each cover run two raised imitation medieval clasps, blocked in gold. The patterns of branch, leaf and seeds are blocked in relief within the length of the clasps. They run across the spine. The spine is blocked in gold. The spine is divided into five panels by single fillets blocked in blind. Panels two and four are the continuation of the clasps blocked on each cover. Panels, one, three and five are formed as rectangles by two gold fillets. Within the three odd numbered panels: 1. small decoration blocked in gold; 3. the title: "/ The/ Floral/ Gift/" is blocked in gold in gothic letters, surrounded by small leaf, stem and flower decoration blocked in gold; 5. the words: "/ London/ Griffith/ and/ Farran/" and small flowers are blocked in gold. Text copyright Edmund M B King.


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Shelfmark C109aa2
Held by BL
Author Abraham, Philip
Title Autumn Gatherings, being a collection of prose and poetry, sacred and secular.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1866
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Shelfmark C109aa2
both covers and spine
Country England
Period 19c
Colour Green
Cover Material Cloth, dot and line vertical grain
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Blocked in blind
Style/Type Publishers binding
Edges
Bookbinder
Ownership mark
Reference The design is not signed. Author’s inscription on front endpaper recto: “/ With the Author’s respects/ to Thomas Watts Esq/”. yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Green dot and line vertical-grain cloth. Both covers are blocked identically in blind on the borders and corners . Two Fillets re blocked on the borders, making a “rule frame”. Each corner has a group of leaves and curling stems. The upper cover central vignette is blocked in gold. It shows a circle of [autumn?] plants, intertwined together. On the centre, the title words: “/ Autumn/ Gatherings/” are blocked in gold. Signed with the initials “GL” in gold as separate letters at the base of the vignette. The spine is not blocked. Text copyright Edmund M B King.
Notes London: Published by and for the Author, at 147 Gower Street, W. C., 1866. London: Printed by J. Wertheimer and Co., Circus Place, Finsbury Circus. [4], 200p. 132x192x20mm.



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