Cloth casing in deep red maroon, with an elaborate gilt device.

H. N. Humphreys.


Elaborate gilt device on maroon cloth.

8¾ x 6 inches

Another dense design which shows the four seasons in the form of an elaborate border. The small details, especially the grasshopper (bottom right), winter bird – a robin? - (bottom right) and dragonfly (top right) are lyrical and uplifting.

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  • Henry Noel Humphreys as a Designer of Cloth Bindings
  • Photograph and text by Simon Cooke

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