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Book Cover Monday: From Pole to Pole

8 February, 2016

It’s been quite some time since the last Book Cover Monday. Here’s an attempt to make it a regular feature! The endpapers are ever more impressive than the debossed cover.

From Pole to Pole coverFrom Pole to Pole inside cover

Some brief research suggest that the former owner of this book, Mr. A. J. Hollick, assisted Joseph Wright in his report on the ‘Foraminiefera Obtained Off the South-West of Ireland During the Cruise of the “Flying Falcon”‘ in 1888.  Mr. Hollick transferred the likeness of Robert Welch’s drawing of the Foraminifera into stone (does that mean lithography?).

Mr Hollick’s crest’s motto reads ‘Ubi Libertas Ibi Patria’: “Where liberty is, there is my country”.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sally Jarvis permalink
    11 February, 2016 12:43 pm

    It is good to see that the Diligent Observer is on the job. This reader found the Normandie story fascinating and also wonders where the Diligent Observer finds her book covers.

    Charlotte Lancaster

    On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 9:47 AM, the Diligent Observer wrote:

    > a Diligent Observer posted: “It’s been quite some time since the last Book > Cover Monday. Here’s an attempt to make it a regular feature! ” >

  2. 12 February, 2016 9:19 am

    Yes, I’m back and hope to be more diligent!

    Most of my books with marvelous covers were found at charity bookshops in Edinburgh, St Andrews and London. Unfortunately I don’t find as many charming covers now that I’m back in America! I must look a bit harder.

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