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The Castle of Otranto

Etruscan' binding. English, c. 1791, by Edwards of Halifax. Calfskin decorated in 'Etruscan' style, using an acidstaining process. The staining is in terracotta and black, with a gilt Greek key roll border, inner frame of stencilled palmettes, and central tree-calf panel. The style was made popular by the Edwards family of Halifax.