Nobility and grace are restored in this filigreed journal design, originally created in 1675 to hold Richard Allestree's The Government of the Tongue. Crafted by Queens' Binder "A," the balance of open space and intricate elements makes it a shining jewel of the period. The Queens' Binder was a name given to a small group of English craftsmen during the "Golden Age of English Bookbinding." Modern research indicates that the name encompasses four distinct shops, and individual binders such as "A" could refer to multiple artisans. While the name of the binder called "A" is not known, there is no doubt as to the regency of this gilt binding, now a part of the Henry Davis Gift at the British Library. 176pp  h180mm  x  w130mm  x s13mm