The Poetical Works of William Cowper (William P. Nimmo, 1877)
C.109.aa.20.      17.5x11.5 cm

Green cloth blocked in black with a colour printed paper onlay. Part of a series recommended by the publishers for gifts or school prizes.

  Publishers' bookbindings


Printing of coloured inks on cloth was perfected.

Steam blocking press invented.

Inclusion of publishers' names on the binding became common practice, although these could also refer to binders or engravers.