— The Art of Contentment

Upper cover of Richard Allestree, ‘The Art of Contentment’ ([Oxford]: At the Theater in Oxford, [1675]). REng ALLE Art 1675.

“English Restoration binding, 17th century with the restoration of the monarchy in England in 1660 and the departure from the artistically gloomy days of Oliver Cromwell’s Protectorate, an era of brilliantly gold-tooled leather bindings began…”

 

Via: joão figueiredo

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