Cover design for ‘A Sprig of Honeysuckle’

Probably by Harry Napper


Cloth binding

6¾ x 5 inches

A striking design by Harry Napper, which was used for several Blackie imprints and acts as a decorative binding rather than a sign of the text’s contents. Napper’s triplicate of figures is framed by lush plant-forms, redolent, this time, of Belgian Art Nouveau rather than the Scottish version practised by Talwin Morris.

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Photograph and text by Simon Cooke

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