Binding for “A Round of Days”
John Leighton, designer
Forest green sand-grain cloth over beveled boards, with 9 blue paper onlays on each front & rear covers with vermilion over-stamped and stamped ruled borders and strapwork forming quatrefoils with floral ornamental infill, and central pointed oval with ornaments and titling 'A Round of Days' 'Illustrated / Dalziel's Fine-Art Gift Book'; spine with gilt-stamped ruled shaped ornamental compartments, and titling 'A Round of Days Illustrated' 'Routledge'; signed in gilt-stamp on front and rear covers, below titling, 'JL'.
261 x 200 x 33 mm.
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Photograph and text from The Art of Publishers' Bookbindings, 1815-1915
With thanks to Ellen K. Morris and Edward S. Lervin