Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Unusual Book

Sir Edwin Landseer by J. A. Manson

In this week's blog, I will be discussing a book that I find unusual. While researching for a book, I came across one that really caught my eye. Sir Edwin Landseer, by James Alexander Manson, is a book with a very unique cover and binding.

This book's unique binding uses a Cosway (named after Richard Cosway) style. This style of binding uses leather, a common binding used through the Middle Ages up until the 19th century, while incorporating paintings that are inserted into the cover of the book. Sir Edwin Landseer was an English painter who mostly painted animals, most commonly of stags and dogs. These can be seen on the front cover (picture on the left), while the back cover (picture on the right) most closely resembles Sir Edwin Landseer himself.

Sir Edwin Landseer

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