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Paradise Lost

Gilt-tooled white pigskin. English (London), 1903–08. Doves Bindery. Alum-tawed pigskin over millboards. Empty oval with ivy leaves and trelliswork frame, with quotations from Milton in the borders. The Doves Bindery, overseen by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson (1840–1922), was the greatest of all Arts and Crafts binderies, and produced bindings with gold tooling of a very high standard.