The Moslem Noble: His Land and People

Creator

Date

1857

Identifier

Shoults Eb 1857 Y

Publisher

London: Saunders and Otley

Abstract

The binder Archibald Leighton was again in the forefront of binding innovations. By 1832, he had discovered that book-cloth could be blocked in blind or in gold by machine. And again, the blocking was done on the cover before it was attached to the book. Once these mass-produced books with their glimmering centrepieces were accepted by readers (and those in the trade), there was a further outburst of inventiveness in use and development. The decorations used often reflected the book’s content, as seen in these three examples: a hookah-smoking sultan, a Moslem rider, and a mahout with his Indian elephant; decidedly Middle Eastern and ‘Oriental’.

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Citation

Marianne Young, “The Moslem Noble: His Land and People,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 28, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7357.