Binding for Cowper's 'Diverting History of John Gilpin'

Guild of Women Binders

circa 1899


Superb Art Nouveau-style full polished calf binding by the Guild of Women Binders, comprising long stem stylized poppies with flying birds and flowing swirls in gilt on both covers. The spine also has a gilt title. Printed on Japan Vellum with illustrations throughout by Charles Brock.

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Photograph and text by Edward Nudelman

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