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Moore, Thomas. Poetry and Pictures. With Illustrations on Wood. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Brothers and Green, 1863. London: Richard Clay, Printer, Bread Street Hill. xvi, 336p. In the List of Illustrations, the artists cited are (full names, where found): Myles Birket Foster, Frederick Richard Pickersgill, Daniel Maclise, Edward Duncan, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Henry Lejeune, William Harrison Weir, Francis William Topham, George Thomas, John Callcott Horsley, Benjamin Robert Haydon, [probably] Robert Thomas Stothard, Charles West Cope, Henry Warren. The drawings were engraved by: Edmund Evans, William James Linton, [probably] James Davis Cooper, Orrin Smith, [i.e. Harvey Edward Orrinsmith], W. Thomas [probably William Luson Thomas], W. T. Green, [probably] John Greenaway, Samuel Vincent Slader, H. Dudley. The illustration on page 71 is after Francis William Topham, with accompanying verse:
Lesbia hath a beaming eye,
But no one knows for whom it beameth;
Right and left its arrows fly,
But what they aim at no one dreameth.
Robin de Beaumont's notes regarding price and dating of this copy are written on the front endpaper recto. The bookplate of Robin de Beaumont is on the upper pastedown.
Binding: The design is by Albert Henry Warren. Gilt edges. Bevelled boards. Binder’s ticket on lower pastedown: “/ Bound/ by/ Leighton/ Son and Hodge./” [Ball no. 53B.] Brown pebble-grain cloth. Both covers are blocked with an identical design. Three gold fillets are blocked on the borders. Broad fillets, blocked in blind, cross each other and delineate ‘octagons’ gold lettering-pieces on each corner, and within each there is symmetrical stem and leaf decoration blocked in relief. On the centre head, the centre tail, and on the sides there are six octagonal gold lettering-pieces, within each there is small symmetrical stem and leaf decoration blocked in relief. On the inner corners curling stem and leaf patterns are blocked in gold. More interlocking straps surround the central vignette, which is a gold lettering-piece shaped as an arabesque. The words: “/ Poetry/ and/ Pictures/ from/ Thos. Moore/” are blocked I relief within the vignette, and all are surrounded by curling thin stems, picked out in relief. The spine is blocked in gold and in relief. Is has the same decorative motifs as for the cover, but the whole is delineated by horizontal gold hatch blocked between two gold fillets. Towards the middle of the spine, an arabesque gold lettering-piece has the words: “/ Poetry/ and/ Pictures/ from/ Thos. Moore/” are blocked in relief within – all surrounded by small curling stems and buds, picked out in relief. Near the tail, the monogram of Albert Warren “AW” is blocked in gold.
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Height: 238 millimetres
Width: 180 millimetres
Width: 40 millimetres
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- 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.
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Associated Title: Poetry and Pictures.
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