Schemata caelestia [manuscript in English],

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Title

Schemata caelestia [manuscript in English],

Date

ca. 1797.

Description

The bindings of Roger Payne (1738–1797) combine outstanding craftsmanship with real artistry, and this binding in russia leather, with its delicately ornamented cover panels and richly gilt doublures, is typical of his best work. Payne is equally famous for his highly eccentric invoices. In this one to Dr. Moseley, who commissioned the binding, Payne describes his work in characteristically obsessive detail.

Source

Gift of Meredith Hare, 1947.