Embroidered book cover, Elizabethan style, cats & monkeys teasing dogs, c. 1895
A magnificently embroidered book cover in the Elizabethan manner, over an edition of ‘Bundle of ballads’ by Henry Morley, well embroidered in silk thread and bullion with a scrolling tree inhabited by a pair of cats above a pair of monkeys who are teasing a pair of dogs below with a bone on a string (!).
Book issued 1891, embroidered cover soon after.
Dimensions: 9 x 16.5cm
Considerable wear to embroidery and book spine, fading, losses.