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A Book of Verse

Book
1870 (made)
Artist/Maker

Quarto format. Watermark: fleur-de-lis ; "Cansell 1864". Calligraphy in ink and gilt. Paginated in gilt.
Vellum binding, tooled in gold with floral ornaments. Initials of dedicatee, "G.B.J." (Georgina Burne-Jones) at centre of covers, within gilt laurel wreath. Spine gilt with ornaments and lettered. Gilt edges. Typescript note describing repairs to binding dated Feb. 1982, tipped-in (inside back cover)



object details
Categories
Object Type
Brief Description
William Morris, 'A book of verse'



Physical Description
Quarto format. Watermark: fleur-de-lis ; "Cansell 1864". Calligraphy in ink and gilt. Paginated in gilt.

Vellum binding, tooled in gold with floral ornaments. Initials of dedicatee, "G.B.J." (Georgina Burne-Jones) at centre of covers, within gilt laurel wreath. Spine gilt with ornaments and lettered. Gilt edges. Typescript note describing repairs to binding dated Feb. 1982, tipped-in (inside back cover)



Dimensions
  • Height: 20cm
  • Open width: 28cm
  • Height: 12cm
  • Width: 43cm
  • Open, on cradle depth: 28cm (Note: From BGs Planning folder)
Production typeUnique
Object history
Written and decorated by the author for presentation to Lady Burne-Jones. Drawing in gouache by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and miniatures by C.F. Murray, some after designs by G. Wardle.
Other Numbers
  • KRP.A.47 - NAL Pressmark
  • MSL/1953/131 - NAL accession number
Collection
Library Number
MSL/1953/131

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record createdMarch 24, 2016
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