Cornwall, Barry. Dramatic scenes and other poems, now first printed. Illustrated. London: chapman and Hall, 198, Piccadilly, 1857. London: Bradbury and Evans, printers, Whitefriars. xii, 404p. In the ‘List of Illustrations: engraved by the Brothers Dalziel’, the illustrators are: John Tenniel, Birket Foster, J. R. Clayton, Thomas Dalziel, W. Harvey [i.e. William Harvey], James Godwin, Edward H. Courbold [i. e. Edward Henry Courbould; see: http://www.corbould.com/artists/ehc/ehc.html ], Harrison Weir, Edward Dalziel. The illustration on page seven is by John Tenniel and is entitled: “’ Ludovico Sforza’. 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. The oval shaped bookplate initialled ‘ID’[i. e. John Dalziel] is on the front pastedown, with the motto “I dare”. Pasted on to the front pastedown is a letter from John Tenniel on black edged paper to one of the Dalziel Brothers: “Dear Dalziel, Many thanks for your kind and very liberal donation. I will try and get to you this afternoon, but don’t expect me as it is very doubtful. At any rate its of no sort of use talking business. I will be out all day tomorrow. At home all day Thursday. Yours very truly J. Tenniel.” Binding: The text is sewn on three sawn-in cords. Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Green morocco vertical-grain cloth. The same design is blocked on both covers, in blind and in relief on the lower cover, and in gold and in relief on the upper cover. On the upper cover, a single gold fillet is blocked on the borders. Inside, the overall design is on interlocking straps, which are of two fillets blocked in relief, with gold blocked between them. The background for the entire upper cover is of horizontal gold hatch, with an elaborate pattern of curling stems and leaves blocked in relief. The centre of the upper cover has the title and author words: “/ Dramatic scenes and other poems/ [rule]/ by/ Barry Cornwall/” blocked in gold The spine is blocked in gold and in relief. There is a single fillet blocked in gold on the borders. Interlocking fillets, of gold between two fillets blocked in relief, form six panels down the spine. As for the upper cover, the background is of horizontal gold hatch, with curling stems and leaves blocked in relief. Panel two, near the spine contains the title and author words: “/ Dramatic/ scenes/ and other/ poems/ [rule]/ Barry Cornwall/” blocked in gold.
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