Cloth binding for ‘The Battlefield Treasure’

Probably by John Illingworth Kay


Cloth binding

7¼ x 5 inches

This is a prime example of the high-quality designs produced by Kay, one of the Silver Studio’s prime designers, for Blackie, the Scottish publisher that did so much to promote Art Nouveau in the 1890s. [Commentary continues below.]

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