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The Curator's Collection Continued...

The curator's collection continues in cabinet 10 where black and gold title blocking, silver stamping and recessed gilt medallions grace the covers of titles such as The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Poetical Works of Jean Ingelow: Including the Shepherd Lady and Other Poems and Frederick B. Meyer's Moses: The Servant of God.

Cabinet 10

The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell: With a Memoir of His Life. Thomas Campbell. New York: John W. Lovell, Publisher. 1881 Brown publisher’s cloth over bevelled boards, exquisitely blocked with black scrolled borders and gold botanical designs. Embellished title block to spine, with gilt publisher’s banner on the spine’s tail. Author name blocked in relief on cover and surrounded further with stylised leaves. All edges gilt.
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell: with a memoir of his life.  Thomas Campbell. 1881

The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. London: Gall & Inglis. Undated but circa 1865 Beautifully bound in publisher’s red cloth, with black-tooled decorative cover border. Title blocked in gold banners, showcasing an angel in an enamel-like, recessed gilt, yellow and green centre medallion. Spine stamped with the round “Landsdowne Series of Poets” black and gold motif, as centred emblem, plus the title block, from which the author’s name appears in green relief. All edges gilt.
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The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Undated but circa 1865

The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore: With Life. Thomas Moore. London: Gall & Inglis. Undated but circa 1875 Publisher’s rich green cloth over bevelled boards, black embossed with scalloped borders and corner shield-like embellishments. Centre shield with the Gall & Inglis hallmark emblem stamped in gold and encapsulating the author’s name in relief. Title block to spine with further black-embossed designs and gilt head and tail detail.
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore: with life.  Thomas Moore. Undated but circa 1875

The Poetical Works of Jean Ingelow: Including the Shepherd Lady and Other Poems. Jean Ingelow. New York: Hurst & Co., Publishers. 1863 Publisher’s dark brown cloth over bevelled boards, black embossed with floral borders.  Gold and black-stamped central illustration depicting a cherub-like angel with harp.  Spine exquisitely stamped with black and gold geometric and floral designs, along with ornate title block.  Author’s name, in relief, set into black and gilt decorative cover panel.  All edges gilt.
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The Poetical Works of Jean Ingelow: including the shepherd lady and other poems.  Jean Ingelow. 1863

Half Hours in the Far South: The People and Scenery of the Tropics. The Half Hour Library of Travel Nature and Science for Young Readers. London: Wm. Isbister Limited. 1883 Red cloth, pictorially illustrated, over bevelled boards.  Title block to spine, plus gilt kangaroo taken from the contents of the book where it appears on page 109.  Cover blocked with black ink border and leaves surrounding a centre gold-stamped illustration of a bullock-wagon in the Argentine republic.  The image is a replica of that which appears on page 209.  Book-binders ticket to rear paste-down reads: “Bound by Novello, Southwark”.
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Half Hours in the Far South: the people and scenery of the tropics.  The Half Hour Library of travel nature and science for young readers. 1883

Other People: A Story of Modern Chivalry. Stella Austin. London: J. Masters and Co. 1883 Publisher’s blue cloth with cover title debossed in black ink and gold. Further black and gold pictorial illustration depicting a man protecting an eight or nine year-old girl from another man who is attempting to beat her with a stick. Image is derived from the book’s contents, where it appears again on page 43.
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Other People: a story of modern chivalry.  Stella Austin. 1883

Moses: The Servant of God. F.B. Meyer. London: Morgan and Scott. Undated but circa 1890 Publisher’s olive-green cloth over bevelled boards.  Title blocked in black and gold with additional black-stamped wheat decoration to cover.  Oval shaped black and silver stamped illustration (probably created with aluminium foil) depicting Moses on Pisgah.  The image is taken from the book’s contents where it appears again on page 185.  All edges gilt.
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Moses: the servant of God.  F. B. Meyer. Undated but circa 1890

The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore: With Memoir and Notes. Thomas Moore. New York: The American News Company. Undated but circa 1880 Publisher’s brown cloth over bevelled boards.  Black stamped floral border to cover and spine; the latter also with embellished title block.  Gold and black debossed flowers and leaves to cover, highlighting a gilt panel from which the author’s name stands out in relief.  All edges gilt.  Note: this cover design appeared regularly on The American News Company books.  The publisher has also applied it to the royal blue cloth covering The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson below.
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore: with memoir and notes.  Thomas Moore. Undated but circa 1880

The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson: Poet Laureate. Alfred Tennyson. New York: The American News Company. Undated but circa 1880 Publisher’s royal blue cloth over bevelled boards.  Black stamped floral border to cover and spine; the latter also with embellished title block.  Gold and black debossed flowers and leaves to cover, highlighting a gilt panel from which the author’s name stands out in relief.  All edges gilt.
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The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson: poet laureate.  Alfred Tennyson. Undated but circa 1880
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