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The winter's tale

The winter's tale

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Morris, Talwin, 1865-1911; Heming, Lesley; Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, 1866-1954; Blackie & Son (Firm : Glasgow)

Book. English.
Published Glasgow: Blackie & Son, 1908 (MCMVIII)

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Statement of responsibility: William Shakespeare ; edited by E. K. Chambers ; [bookbinding by Talwin Morris]
Physical Description: 136 p. ; 12mo. (16 cm)
Series: Red letter Shakespeare
Cited: Blackwell (2005) Talwin Morris and the Glasgow style. Bowness: Lakeland Arts Trust
Cited: Cinamon, G. (1981) 'Blackie books: Talwin Morris and the Glasgow style.' Part III. Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society Newsletter, (30) Autumn, pp.4-6
Cited: Taylor, J. R. (1980) The art nouveau book in Britain. Edinburgh: Paul Harris.
Cited: Euler, L. (2008) The Glasgow style. Atglen: Schiffer
Cited: SCRAN
Custodial: Donated by Lesley Heming in May 2017
Binding: Red cloth, the title in gilt and interspersed with small inverted teardrops. The whole encompassed by two overlapping frames in white with blocked plinths and cornices. To the centre, a tau cross with tapering trunk rises up to bisect the frames. A downward-pointing ovoid shape overlaid, to enclose two stems that rise up from the base and terminate in flame-like buds. Small blocked verticals to centre bottom and top corners. To spine, red cloth with gilt sans serif letters interspersed with blind inverted teardrops. To either end, a white upward-pointing stem terminates in two flame-like buds, enclosed in part by an ovoid form. Small dots to either side.