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Willmott, Robert Eldridge Aris. English sacred poetry of the sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Selected and edited by Robert Aris Willmott, Illustrated by Holman Hunt [i.e. William Holman Hunt], J.D. Watson [i.e. James Dawson Watson], John Gilbert, J. Wolf [i.e. Joseph Wolf], etc. Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. London: Routledge, Warne & Routledge, Farringdon Street. New York: 56, Walker Street, 1862. London: Printed by R. Clay, Son, and Taylor, Bread Street Hill. xix, 387p. In the ‘List of Illustrations, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel’, the following artists, additional to the title page, are given [full names give where possible]: Henry Stacy Marks, William Harrison Weir, Charles Keene, H. H. Armstead, W. P. Burton, G. H. Andrews, S. Read, John Sliegh, Frederick Walker, Frederick Richard Pickersgill, F. Smallfield. The illustration on page 368 is after John Sliegh and accompanies the poem: “Tuesday in Whitsun-Week./”The bookplate of Edward Dalziel is on the upper pastedown. A letter from Holman Hunt to Thomas Combe is tipped in at the front. 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.
Binding: The binding is split at the front. Decorated bands at head and tail of spine. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Dark red full morocco. The turn-ins are tooled in gold with a repeating plant pattern. Both covers are tooled with the same design. Gold fillets and stylised flowers to borders and to each corner. A ‘geometric’ design of joined near-circles and semi-circles is blocked on the centre of each cover. The spine is divided into six panels by raised bands. Apart from panel two, each panel has three gold fillets forming rectangles, with small decoration within each. In panel two, the title words: “/ English/ Sacred/ Poetry/” are tooled in gold. At the tail, the word: “/ Willmott/” is tooled in gold.
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Height: 230 millimetres (size of book)
Thickness: 36 millimetres (size of book)
Width: 185 millimetres (size of book)
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Associated Title: English Sacred Poetry
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