Olive green cloth with designs printed in polychromatic inks.
7¾ x 5 inches
One of the most elaborate Art Nouveau bindings, this cloth casing represents a favourite motif of the period: the peacock. Woodroffe’s flamboyant design bears direct comparison with peacock-bindings by his contemporaries, Hugh Thomson and A. A. Turbayne.
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Photograph and text by Simon Cooke
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