Cloth binding for ‘The Girl’s Own Annual’

Joseph William Gleeson White


Cloth binding with colour overlays

11¼ x 8½ inches

This elegant design exemplifies Gleeson White’s deployment of an Arts and Crafts style. The use of organic motifs is both decorative and prefigurative of the annual's contents: a symbol of growth. Gleeson White’s sinuous line links to the art of William Morris.

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Photograph and text by Simon Cooke

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