Cloth binding

Thomas Robert Macquoid


Blue cloth binding with gilt overlays

10¼ x 7¼ inches

This lavish cloth binding is a prime example of Macquoid’s dynamic style. The elaborate gilt blocking is one of the most spectacular of the period, projecting a notion of luxury and good taste – even if it appears excessive to modern observers. The cover is signed in the central panel.

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Photograph by Graham Dry and text by Simon Cooke

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