Paper binding for ‘The Century Guild Hobby Horse’

Selwyn Image


Paper cover with printed design

12 x 9 inches

Perhaps the most striking design to appear on the wrappers of a Victorian periodical. Image’s bold synthesis of nature motifs and rhythmic simplification closely reflects the instability of styles in the 1880s.

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Photograph and text by Simon Cooke

From the Simon Cooke Collection [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]