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Ancient Spanish Ballads: Historical and Romantic

The book I chose was Ancient Spanish Ballads: Historical and Romantic by John Gibson Lockhart (1842). My first visual impression was that this book is pristine and it looks like a luxury item. It is a breathtaking masterpiece of a book and it gave me chills just to look at it. Every inch of the…

Lockhart’s Spanish Ballads

  The elaborate title pages and covers are initially what caught my eye due to its gold lining and intricate patterns. The front cover of the book is symmetrical and uses a sleek, thin, gold lined pattern around the title which is Lockhart’s Spanish Ballads. The book is dated 1842 and the state of the…

Ancient Spanish Ballads: Historical and Romantic

Lockhart’s Ancient Spanish Ballads: Historical and Romantic (published 1842) has many interesting and beautiful design features. The book is large and rather heavy, but not so heavy that it is difficult to handle. Its front cover is bound in dark green leather embossed with golden floral designs that frame the title, set in all caps…