Binding for Gaskell's “Cranford”
Hugh Thomson, designer; signed
Elaborate gilt blocking on smooth, dark green cloth.
7¼ x 4¾ inches
A simple vision of a simple rustic world – with spreading flowers and cups of tea. Domestic and reassuring, the binding announces the novel’s credentials as the perfect book for the bourgeois fireside.
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Photograph and text by Simon Cooke
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