Cloth binding for Michael Field’s ‘Wild Honey’
Cloth binding with gilt overlays
7½ x 4½ inches
Though published in 1908, this binding is still very much a part of the late-Victorian style practised by Ricketts and his contemporaries. Elegant and refined, the combination of honeycomb and bees is both abstract and naturalistic.
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Photograph and text by Simon Cooke
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