Cloth binding with gilt patterns.

Aubrey Beardsley.


A cloth binding with decorative blocking in gilt.

12 x 9¾ inches

Another complex design uniting a curvilnear border with a rococo central panel; this is framed by elaborate candelabra which contain the troublesome pair of scissors, while a lock of hair hovers between the opened blades.

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Photograph and text by Simon Cooke

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