Binding for “Selections from the Hesperides and Noble Numbers of Robert Herrick”

Edwin Austin Abbey, illustrator and designer


Tan ribbed cloth; front cover with gilt-stamped full-cover sunburst design, yellow, red and black-stamped flower; rear cover with yellow, red, and black-stamped flower devices; spine with yellow, red and black-stamped flower devices; all edges gilt; issued in publisher's paper-covered box:

305 x 223 x 26 mm.

The binding design “ is almost certainly by Edwin Austin Abbey”

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Photograph and text from The Art of Publishers' Bookbindings, 1815-1915

With thanks to Ellen K. Morris and Edward S. Lervin