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Sabbath bells : chimed by the poets / illustrated by Birkett Foster

Myles Birket Foster

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Bell and Daldy, 1856

Physical Description

[6], 5-112 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

General Note

"Selected by the Editor of 'The Poetry of the year', 'The Poets of the woods', etc."--Page [8].
Monogram: "J.C." [i.e. Joseph Cundall] on verso of title page.
Illustrations are colour wood-engravings, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans.
Further information about the binding of this book can be found on the Memorial University of Newfoundland Digital Archives Initiative: Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings website:

See also: Decorative 19th century trade bindings. Queen Elizabeth II Library website.

Summary Note

"An extremely pretty and successful anthology devised by Joseph Cundall, with text designed and printed by Charles Whittingham at the Chiswick Press, and Birket Foster's illustrations, presumably overprinted, on the Chiswick Press sheets, by Edmund Evans, in four or five colours - his first full-colour reproductive engraving. Later editions of Sabbath Bells, in 1861, 1862, and after, were reset and entirely printed by Edmund Evans"--McLean, Ruari, Victorian book design, p. 179.


Publisher's binding of brown morocco vertical-grain cloth stamped in blind and gold, signed with the initials WHR [i.e. William Harry Rogers] in gold as a monogram at the base of the decoration; bevelled boards; gilt edges.


Illustrated books
English poetry
Religious poetry, English
Colour wood-engravings


Myles Birket Foster, draughtsman
Edmund Evans, wood-engraver
Joseph Cundall, contributor
William Harry Rogers, book designer
Bell and Daldy, publisher
Chiswick Press (London), printer
Bone & Son, binder

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