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Title William Ewart Gladstone and his contemporaries : seventy years of social and political progress / by Thomas Archer ; revised and extended by Alfred Thomas Story
Collection Glasgow School of Art Library
Designer Talwin Morris (1865-1911)
Publisher London : Gresham
Item Date 1898
Description Front cover by Talwin Morris. Dark-green cloth with moss-green frame with blocked cornice and plinth. In each side pier rise three Egyptian-style elongated rushes that terminate in blocked turquoise heads capped by horizontals and dots. To the bottom of each pier, a blocked gilt heart surmounted by blocked gilt dots and enclosing a further dark green heart. To centre, a frieze of thirteen Egyptian-style rushes terminating in turquoise heads. The central rush rises up into a taller three-headed cluster. To either side, whiplash curves in moss-green radiate out towards the side piers in two groups of three. Within the void left by these curves, a gilt blocked 'pitcher' bearing sans serif letters picked out in dark green and interspersed with dots and hearts. Below, a further stylised rush in dark green with two leaves, set within the gilt panel. Two further rushes in gilt hug the title panel.
Signed TM monogram in light green to bottom right and Morris's 3-dot cypher in gilt to far left of both cornice and plinth
Rights Owner Glasgow School of Art
Rights Status Available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
 

 

 

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