Binding for “Suppressed Plates”
A. A. Turbayne, designer
Elaborate gilt blocking on brown cloth.
9 x 6 inches
Very much in the manner of C.R. Mackintosh and the Glasgow style, this elaborate gilt design prefigures the development of Art Deco, and forms a strong contrast with Turbayne’s flamboyant bindings of the nineties. Severe in tone, as if it were announcing a book on funerary practice, the cover gives no sense of the contents, which explore the suppression of a variety of Victorian illustrations by a series of prudish hands.
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