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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