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Title
Illuminated title page
Names
Spencer, William Augustus, 1855-1912 (Donor)
Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822) (Author)
Riviere & Son (Book designer)
Sangorski, Alberto (1862-1932) (Illuminator)
Collection

Books bequeathed by William Augustus Spencer

The sensitive plant [and Early poems]

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1910
Place: [London]
Publisher: Messrs Robert Riviere, & Son
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Ms. 73
Topics
Bookbinding
Genres
Illuminations
Notes
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
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7bfcfc50-c5c8-012f-a2d6-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1855: Creator Born
  • 1910: Issued
  • 1912: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Illuminated title page" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1910. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8a6980b4-edb9-0784-e040-e00a18066e79

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Illuminated title page" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 28, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8a6980b4-edb9-0784-e040-e00a18066e79

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1910). Illuminated title page Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8a6980b4-edb9-0784-e040-e00a18066e79

Wikipedia Citation

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Illuminated title page