Superbly intricate and finely tooled Scottish Wheel binding for Palgrave's Golden Treasury by Ramage [John Ramage, b. 1836], on full olive green crushed morocco consisting of a central wheel pattern with spokes ending in stylized blossoms, florets and stipples covering nearly the entire surface of the book, both covers and spine. Large inner dentelles with different gilt stippled and wave patterns, cream silk moiré endpapers and doublures, all edges gilt.... A magnificent and surely representative Ramage binding. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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Palgrave, Francis T. The Golden Treasury. Second Series. London: MacMillan and Co., 1904.

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