Binding for Milton's Comus

Albert Warren, designer


Gilt blocking on red cloth.

8 x 6 inches

More restrained than usual, this design invokes the Renaissance imagery of Milton's neo-classicism. The radiating rosettes, embossed in blind on the red cloth, are a characteristic device. Signed in the form of a W with an A inserted within it; this appears in the central panel.

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Photograph and text by Simon Cooke

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