Leather bookbindings produced in the usual manner,
except that they have miniature paintings inset
into their covers. They are named after Richard
Cosway (c 1742-1821), the English miniaturist.
Cosway actually had nothing to do with the
execution of these bindings, as they were not
introduced until early in the 20th century. They
were probably the invention of the firm of Henry
Sotheran. booksellers, or their manager, J.
Harrison Stonehouse. The books were bound by
Robert Rivière, in good quality Levant
morocco, with morocco joints, watered-silk
linings, and the miniatures painted on ivory,
glazed, and insetted in the covers. (236 )