Binding by Walter Crane. 9 x 12½ inches; engraved and printed in colour by Edmund Evans. One of Crane’s neo-classical designs in which figurative elements are combined with the purely decorative. The association of music and flight is suggested by the images of swifts and of a crane, languidly eating a fish, in the centre. Playful, elegant, ornamental in effect and cleverly linked with the book’s contents, this is one of the artist’s most accomplished covers.

Photograph and text by Simon Cooke [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]


Marzials, Theo. Pan Pipes. London: George Routledge & Sons, 2nd. Ed., 1883.

Created 23 January 2018