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Watts, Isaac. Divine and Moral Songs for children. Illustrated in the new graphotype engraving process by W. Holman Hunt [i.e. William Holman Hunt], W. Cave Thomas [i.e. William Cave Thomas], J. D. Watson [i.e. John Dawson Watson], G. du Maurier [i.e. George du Maurier], T. Morten [i.e. Thomas Morten], C. Green [i.e. possibly Charles Green], H.K. Brown [i.e. Hablot Knight Browne], Marcus Stone, H. Anelay [i.e. Henry Anelay], Florence Claxton, M. E. Edwards [i.e. Mary Ellen Edwards], etc., etc. Under the superintendence of H. Fitzcook [i.e. Henry Fitzcook].
London: James Nisbet and Co., Berners Street,  , vi, 76p. 18 plates. London: Levey and Co., printers, Great New Street, Fetter Lane, E. C. In the ‘List of Illustrations’, the following artists are additionally given [full names give where possible]: D. C. Hitchcock, C. E. Bassebe, Miss C. Walker. ‘The Headings, Borders, Tail-pieces, Ornaments and Cover, are by H. Fitzcook.’ The frontispiece of Watts is after Henry Anelay, signed with his monogram. The illustration between pages 40 and 41 is after Florence Caxton, and is captioned in the List of Illustrations as: ‘ “How doth the little busy Bee”’ The bookplate of Charles Tidmarsh is on the upper pastedown. Robin de Beaumont’s notes regarding the price of this copy are on the front endpaper recto.The bookplate of Robin de Beaumont is on the upper pastedown.
Note on verso of title page: ‘All the Engravings in this volume, and the Cover, were executed by the Graphotype Engraving Process. Edward Roper and Company, Proprietors of the Patent, 16 Southampton Street, Strand, London.’
Binding: Text sewn on three sawn-in cords. The cords have split. Gilt edges bevelled boards. Dark green endpapers and pastedowns. Formerly red sand-grain cloth. Both covers blocked identically in blind and in relief with a ‘panel’ design. On the upper cover, the central vignette is blocked in gold. It shows a medallion, interleaved with stems and leaves, and, on the centre, the title words: “/ Divine/ and/ moral songs/ by Issac Watts/” are blocked in gold. The spine is blocked in gold. Two gold fillets are blocked on the perimeter. Along the spine, the words: “/Divine and moral songs/” are blocked in gold, with small decoration at each end of the words.. At the tail, the words: “/ James/ Nisbet/ and Co./” are blocked in relief within a square gold lettering-piece.
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Height: 280 millimetres
Thickness: 22 millimetres
Width: 222 millimetres
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