Binding for Goldsmith's Prose and Poetical Works
John Leighton, designer
Elaborate gilt blocking on navy blue cloth
6½ x 4 inches
A signed design, with the JL monogram clearly visible inside the swag at the bottom of the front board. The radiating ivy, emblematic of Goldsmith's ruralism, encloses the poet's lyre and laurel wreath.
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Photograph and text by Simon Cooke
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