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English embroidered binding, late 19th century Bound in England, probably in the late 19th century for the publisher F.S. Ellis, this cover of beige silk cloth with mesh of gold thread is oversewn with flowers and leaves in imitation of the cover designed by the author, Dante Gabriel Rossetti for the standard copy. A pencilled note inside the volume attributes the binding to Miss E. Burden, and this is probably the embroiderer, Elizabeth (Bessie) Burden (1842-1924) who was chief technical…

Mid-19th C. mother-of-pearl book binding

English embroidered book cover,1583

Linen smock with silk and metal thread embroidery. Italian, late 16th century. Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Book cover: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Date: ca. 1635 Culture: British Medium: Canvas worked with silk and metal thread, seed pearls; tent, Gobelin, and couching stitches

English Embroidered Bookbindings (1899) by Cyril James Davenport (1848-1941).

Adam and Eve in Eden Date: ca. 1607 Culture: English Medium: Satin worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; long-and-short, split, satin, couching, brick, and knot stitches Dimensions: L. 13 1/2 x W. 9 1/4 inches (34.3 x 23.5 cm)

17th century ~ Flemish ~ Silk, metal thread and pearls on silk ~ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

17th century Culture: Flemish Medium: Silk, metal thread and pearls on silk The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Barter Books, Alnwick, Northumbria, England