The Land of New Adventure: The Georgian Era in Nova Scotia.


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The Land of New Adventure: The Georgian Era in Nova Scotia.


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Item is a series of photographs displaying a binding of The Land of New Adventure: The Georgian Era in Nova Scotia done by George Cockerell.

Binding Description:

Volume bound in full green morocco leather; elaborate full cover decoration with red inlays and gold tooling framed by single gold rule; front and back  cover design a series of eight intersecting heart shapes outlined in gold fillets; hearts and corner sections filled with a pattern of leaves, flowers and dots in gild; eight rosettes composed of gold background and red inlays at top of hearts form a circle in the centre of the cover; each rosette topped with a red dot inlay ; centre panels of both front and back covers has the monogram “WIM” ; monogram encircled with alternating dots and dashes in gild; green silk headbands; five raised bands on spine form six compartments with single gold fillet on spine edges, second and third compartments contain the book title and the author in gold upper case letters respectively; the first , fourth and fifth compartments filled with leafy floral pattern used on covers; sixth compartment contains leafy floral pattern and at the tail the place and date of publication in gold upper case letters; leather turn-ins decorated with inner single gold rule and a single line of an alternating dot and a leaf along the outside edge; single gold rule on all board edges and ten gold dots at head and tail of spine edge; fore edge gilded; front and back endpapers of the distinctive Cockerell marbled paper in gold, green, white and black inks.

Special Binding features:

Front inside cover:
The visually appealing design and colour palate of the cover continues on into the book as the decorated green leather turn-ins carry forward design elements from the front cover. The shades of green and gold in the specific Cockerell marbled paper selected for the volume contrasts in a 
pleasing manner with the shades of green and gold in the turn-ins. 

Back Map Pocket: 
To house a large folding map, a pocket of marbled paper covered board  was attached to the back inside cover. To accommodate the added  thickness of the sturdy pocket an extra signature of blank pages was sewn into the back . The extra signature was then trimmed down to a centimeter stub and covered with the marbled paper . When the back cover is closed , the pocket structure fits snugly into the space created by the removed back signature.

Edition Statement: 
Edition limited to 375 copies printed on handmade paper with 350 numbered 1 to 350 . The remaining 25 were specially bound in full leather designer bindings by Douglas Cockerell and Son and numbered I to XXV.


Morse, William Inglis.
Ericson, Jacob (photographer)
Cockerell, Douglas B. (bindings)


The Land of New Adventure: The Georgian Era in Nova Scotia. Limited edition: No. 5 of 25 specially bound copies. London: Bernard Quaritch Ltd., 1932. Dalhousie Unviersity Libraries Special Collections.


Dalhousie University Libraries




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- xviii, 158 pages, [94] leaves of plates, 2 folded maps ( 1 in pocket on back inside cover), plans; 22 cm.



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Morse, William Inglis. , Ericson, Jacob (photographer), and Cockerell, Douglas B. (bindings), “The Land of New Adventure: The Georgian Era in Nova Scotia.,” Dalhousie Libraries Digital Exhibits, accessed September 25, 2022,