Title: Leaflets of Memory (1852), Title Page
Creator: Coates, Reynell, 1802-1886
Date: Coates, Reynell, 1802-1886
Bibliographic Citation: Leaflets of Memory: An Illuminated Annual for MDCCLII. Ed. Reynell Coates. Philadelphia: E. H. Butler, 1852.
IX.a Sinclair Colgate Collection
Notes: The title page of Leaflets of Memory is indicative of the ornate decoration that characterizes the genre of the literary annual. The binding of the book is equally lavish, featuring a golden foil scrollwork on embossed faux leather. The rich colour and intricate design is coupled with the more simple but no less delicate print, “The Sisters.” This pairing embodies the nature of the annual, at once a repository of sentiment as well as a collectible keepsake, something to be treasure privately and displayed publicly. Note also how the typefaces joined with each image are designed to imitate script: a thin, delicate hand is associated with the black and white engraving whilst a more elaborate lettering, reminiscent of the illuminated letters of medieval manuscripts, graces the title page.
Subject: Gift books.
Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University
is Part Of: Colgate Collection
is Part Of Exhibition: Interactions of Script and Print in the Nineteenth Century
Exhibition Theme: Writing and Sharing
Call Number: IX.a Sinclair Colgate
Image Identifier: IX.a_Sinclair_Titlepage