Binding for Jane Austen's “Pride and Prejudice”
Hugh Thomson, designer; unsigned.
Elaborate gilt blocking on smooth, dark green cloth.
7¼ x 4¾ inches
Thomson at his most exuberant and lyrical – a swirling Art Nouveau arabesque that cleverly reflects on the moral and spiritual nature of Jane Austen’s vain characters.
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Photograph and text by Simon Cooke
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