Design for a Book Cover

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 7MMO/1/169
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 CM Object/ 7/MMO/1/169
  • Dates of Creation
      Nov 1982
  • Physical Description
      1 object

Scope and Content

Black and white photograph of a design for a small book cover on paper [by May Morris], leaning up against a white stand. Only the front cover has a design, with a circle in the centre with two birds and a sprig of vine leaves. There is a circular motif in each corner. The photograph is pasted onto a page, along with 7MMO/1/168. The object was held and photographed at the Bodleian Library, Oxford University. The photographs were taken during research by Elizabeth Masterman, for her book on May Morris. The text on the page reads 'Unidentified small bd - / on 8HT paper / [could have been needle case - / except on spine / : . probable for a small KP / book]'.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Tiny black marks right quarter. Production method: gelatin silver print.

Related Material

7/YYY7/1/155-168, 7/YYY7/1/170-175