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Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822) (Author)
Riviere & Son (Book designer)

Bookbinding : books bequeathed by William Augustus Spencer.

The sensitive plant [and Early poems].

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1880 - 1910
Date Issued: 1910
Place Term: [London]
Publisher: Messrs Robert Riviere, & Son
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Ms. 73
Content: Binding of brown crushed levant morocco, gilt. Sides inlaid with bands of green and blue, two forming at the center a large club-shaped ornament enclosing a twig of the sensitive plant inlaid in brown and green; the space between the round and straight bands filled with a mosaic of branches, leaves, and flowers in leather of six different colors; the whole surrounded by two fillets inlaid in green enclosing a border of alternate red hearts and blue forget-me-nots. Doublé with three shades of green morocco within fillets of gilt and light blue. Center panel tooled and inlaid with a twig of the sensitive plant in a circular compartment at the center, and butterflies and sprays of snowdrops in four contiguous compartments, each compartment outlined with a fillet in light blue within a border of violet leaves with flowers in each corner and in four pendant semicircular groups. Back tooled, lettered, and inlaid in colors. With gilt edges and lining of dark green watered silk. Inserted in slip case.
Type of Resource
Still image
UUID: 7b4a5ec0-c5c8-012f-cd44-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1792: Creator Born
  • 1822: Creator Died
  • 1910: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Front cover." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1880 - 1910. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8a6d63a9-aa98-8153-e040-e00a18061236

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Front cover." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 9, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8a6d63a9-aa98-8153-e040-e00a18061236

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1880 - 1910). Front cover. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8a6d63a9-aa98-8153-e040-e00a18061236

Wikipedia Citation

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Front cover.