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Gold-embellished covers continue in cabinet 4, where patterned grain cloth binds some of the more interesting titles of the 19th century, including The Universe: Or, the Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little and Things a Lady Would Like to Know Concerning Domestic Management and Expenditure: Arranged for Daily Reference with Hints Regarding the Intellectual as Well as the Physical Life.

Cabinet 4

Spain. Baron Ch. Davillier, With Illustrations by Gustave Doré and Translated by J. Thomson. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle. 1876 Publisher's brown patterned sand-grain cloth over bevelled boards.  Black and gilt stamped front cover with pictorially illustrated spine depicting the Spanish bullfight.  All edges gilt.
RB/E 914.6 D227s

Spain.  Baron Ch. Davillier, with illustrations by Gustave Doré and translated by J. Thomson. 1876

The Universe: Or, the Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little. F.A. Pouchet, M.D. London: Blackie and Son. 1870 Publisher's green patterned sand-grain cloth over bevelled boards.  Central gilt vignette depicting the Earth’s equator, along with two black and gilt roundels featuring the classical elements of air, water and fire and the Linnaean kingdoms (animal, vegetable, mineral) of the natural world.  Additional gold scientific illustrations to the spine.  All edges gilt.
RB 502 P87

The Universe: or, the infinitely great and the infinitely little.  F.A. Pouchet, M.D. 1870

Victoria in 1880. Garnet Walch. Illustrated by Charles Turner. Melbourne: George Robertson. 1880 Publisher's brown patterned sand-grain cloth over bevelled boards.  Black and gilt stamped border to front cover, highlighting further embossed pictorial illustration of (probably) the Royal Exhibition Building, originally built for the Great Exhibition of 1880.
RB/E 919.45 W152

Victoria in 1880.  Garnet Walch.  Illustrated by Charles Turner. 1880

Men of Mark: A Gallery of Contemporary Portraits of Men Distinguished in the Senate, the Church, in Science, Literature and Art, the Army, Navy, Law, Medicine, etc. Biographical Notices by Thompson Cooper. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington. 1881 Publisher's green cloth over bevelled boards.  Black and gilt stamped border to front cover framing ornate gilt title, along with decorative gold and black embossed spine and gilt page edges.
RB 920 C778

Men of Mark: a gallery of contemporary portraits of men distinguished in the senate, the church, in science, literature and art, the army, navy, law, medicine, etc.  Biographical notices by Thompson Cooper. 1881

La Jangada: huit cents lieues sur l'Amazone / par Jules Verne; dessins par Benett [et] De Rotterdam à Copenhague à bord du yacht Saint-Michel, par Paul Verne ; dessins par Riou. Jules Verne. Paris: J. Hetzel. 1881 Red cloth pictorially illustrated in gilt and black on front cover with elephants, and with other scenes from the book.  Decorative gilt spine and all edges gilt.
RB 843 V52j

La Jangada: huit cents lieues sur l'Amazone / par Jules Verne; dessins par Benett [et] De Rotterdam à Copenhague à bord du yacht Saint-Michel, par Paul Verne ; dessins par Riou.  Jules Verne. 1881

Things a Lady Would Like to Know Concerning Domestic Management and Expenditure: Arranged for Daily Reference with Hints Regarding the Intellectual as Well as the Physical Life. Henry Southgate. London: W.P. Nimmo. 1874 Green patterned sand-grain cloth over bevelled boards with gilt and black floral border and gilt illustrations depicting both homewares and animals (used in food preparation).  Gold blocked title to spine.  All edges gilt.
RB 641.5 S7279t

Things a lady would like to know concerning domestic management and expenditure: arranged for daily reference with hints regarding the intellectual as well as the physical life.  Henry Southgate. 1874

The Poetical Works of Mrs. F. Hemans: With Memoir. Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans. Edingburgh: Gall & Inglis. Undated but circa 1876. Classic Victorian binding in publisher’s original brown cloth. Front cover decorated in gilt and black with author’s name and book title relief stamped in blue over gilt banners. Four gilt medallions to each corner depicting Shakespeare and Burns, plus historical buildings of London and Edinburgh. Front cover also inlaid with painted wooden floral motif and surrounded by an ornate gilt-stamped border.
RB 821.79 H48 1876

The Poetical Works of Mrs. F. Hemans: with memoir. Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans. Undated but circa 1876

Thackerayana: Notes & Anecdotes. William Makepeace Thackeray. London: Chatto and Windus. 1875 Red cloth over bevelled, decorative boards with gilt title to spine, plus gold and black embossed illustrations to cover.  Top edge gilt, fore-edge rough cut.
RB 92 T36.G

Thackerayana: notes & anecdotes.  William Makepeace Thackeray. 1875

The Dramatic Works of the Right Hon. Lord Lytton. Edward Bulwer Lytton. London: George Routledge and Sons. Undated but circa 1876 Brown publisher’s cloth over bevelled boards.  Decorative blind stamping to rear cover with vivid gilt and black embossing to front cover.  Gold-blocked title on spine and all edges gilt.  Bookseller ticket to front paste-down: “George Robertson, Importer of Books and Stationery, 103 King William St, Opposite Town Hall, Adelaide”.
RB/WB 822 L99d

The Dramatic Works of the Right Hon. Lord Lytton. Edward Bulwer Lytton. Undated but circa 1876
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