Embroidered book cover, Elizabethan style, cats & monkeys teasing dogs, c. 1895

$395.00 AUD

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.




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