Campbell, Thomas. Gertrude of Wyoming; or, the Pennsylvanian Cottage. With thirty-five illustrations, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. London: George Routledge and Co. Farringdon Street, 1857. London: Printed by Richard Clay, Bread Street Hill. Viii, 95p. The illustrations are drawn by Birket Foster, William Harvey, Thomas Dalziel, Harrison Weir, Thomas Macquoid. The half title page is illustrated and is signed: “Dalziel” and Macquoid del”. The illustration on page three is drawn by Birket Foster, and is entitled: “Their timbrel, in the dance of forests brown.” Robin de Beaumont's notes regarding price and dating of this copy are written on the front endpaper verso. The bookplate of Robin de Beaumont is on the front pastedown, together with the School prize bookplate which is printed and inscribed: “/ First class// Christmas 1864/ Prize/ awarded to/ Miss Emily Horsley/ Music/ The Misses Hickes/ Principals/” Binding: Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Brown endpapers and pastedowns. Blue pebble-grain cloth. Binder’s ticket on lower pastedown: “/ Bound / by/ A. W. Bain/ 14/ Greek St/ W/” Blue pebble-grain cloth. Both covers are blocked identically on the borders and on the corners, in blind on the lower cover and in gold on the upper cover. On the borders, a repeating pattern of curling stems and leaves is blocked, with a single fillet indie this. On each corner elaborate conjoined leaves and stems are blocked on each corner, with these joined by fillets on each side – the whole forming an ornamental frame. On the centre of the upper cover, an elaborate quatrefoil, formed of curling stems and leaves is blocked in gold around the central medallion, which is of hatch gold, which points in the four ‘compass’ directions. The title words: “/ Gertrude/ of Wyoming/” are blocked in relief within the medallion. The spine is blocked in gold and in relief. The title words: “/ Gertrude/ of Wyoming./” are blocked in relief within two gold cartouches, each of which has gold tassels intertwining at the head and the tail of the cartouches.
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