Cloth binding for ‘A World of Girls’



Cloth binding gilt

7½ x 5¾ inches

A figurative design was that first published in 1891 but gained new popularity when it was reprinted in 1904. The combination of figurative elements exactly corresponds with Edwardian taste and the book-cover had currency in the new century. [Commentary continues below.]

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