Cloth casing, with a gilt device.

Ernest Griset.


Elaborate gilt device on crimson cloth.

9 x 7 ¾ inches

This device is a gilt version of the wood-engraving appearing on the pictorial frontispiece. The two images are identical; the brass die that created the print on the front cover must have been made, probably using an electrotype, from the wood-block.

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Photograph and text by Simon Cooke

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