A Binding by H. G. Sheppard; Oswestry, Shropshire, October 17th, 1789

H. G. Sheppard's unusually forthcoming ticket is found in a 1677 edition of The Whole Duty of Man, printed in two parts, bound as one. A ticket has been pasted on the verso of each title page.

Sheppard's ticket

Physical Description
Richard Allenstree. The Whole Duty of Man. London: printed by R. Norton for Robert Pawlet, 1677, two parts in one.

Size: 181 x 112 x 45 mm.
Material: Sheep
Spine structure: Tight back
Endbands: Worked, green and natural
Board edge: Plain
Turn-ins: Plain
Edges of textblock: Plain
Endpapers: Plain
Provenance: See binder's ticket

Covers are not decorated. Spine is divided by five raised bands tooled with gilt single-line fillets.

Two examples of a binder's ticket on the verso of each title page. White paper with decorative border, 79 x 85 mm.: "William and Mary / Peever, their Book. / Bound Octtober 17th, 1789, / By H. G. Sheppard, / Bookbinder at Mr. J. Salter / Printer, Bookseller, Bookbinder / and Stationer, &c. Oswestry, / Shropshire."

Ticket reproduced actual size. Burmester, no. 172

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