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Cover of a book bounded and gilded by Zaehnsdorf in 1907.

Sparkling with gold leaf

This goatskin bookbinding completed in 1907 was created by one of Alexander H. Turnbull's favoured London bookbinders.

The firm of Zaehnsdorf was known for its high-quality workmanship, and excelled in the retrospective binding popular in the 19th century.

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