Description This book, a product of English designer, writer, and printer William Morris's Kelmscott Press, was bound by Cedric Chivers of Bath. Chivers developed a process of making translucent parchment, also called vellum (animal skin that is stretched and scraped thin). He patented the method in 1898 and called the result "Vellucent" bindings. The painting of the young girl in this binding's central panel was applied to the book first, then the translucent vellum was laid over top. The girl's hand mirror is mother-of-pearl.
- Bookbindings from the Gilded Age. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Acquired by Hugo Dalsheimer, before 1978; given to Walters Art Museum, 1978.
Credit Gift of Hugo Dalsheimer, 1978
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