Binding for Mr Wind and Madam Rain

Charles Bennett, designer


Gilt interlace, produced using a brass die, on purple cloth

6¼ x 5 inches

A version of an illustration on page one. The gilt design functions a a proleptic image to draw the reader in. The binding shown here is rather faded, although in its original condition the book must have been a typically cheerful publication, competing with many others for the purchaser’s attention.

Photograph and text by Simon Cooke.

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