The Poetical Works of William Cowper


[MAUCHLINE WARE BINDING]. ~ The Poetical Works of William Cowper. Edinburgh: W.P. Nimmo; Hay and Mitchell, 1891. 12mo (178 by 115 mm). Mauchline Ware Binding. pp. xxviii, 483. With portrait frontispiece of William Cowper and vignette title page. Leather backed, Mauchline ware boards with oval photographic picture of ' Kelso From S.E, to upper board, Plain lower board. Gilt lettering and single line decoration to spine. All page edges gilt. Black endpapers. Pen gift inscription to verso of frontis. Some light scattered foxing to prelims. and very occasionally throughout, mainly to first and last few pages, otherwise a very good sound copy.

The name 'Mauchline ware' covers a large range of decorative and souvenir woodware. From the town of Mauchline in South West Scotland wooden souvenirs were made in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Early pieces were hand decorated using either coloured paints or pen and ink. Later, Transfer printed views and Photographic images were utilised.


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