The border for the first text page was later the subject of some comments, but the patterned paper for the cover was largely ignored. Charles Ricketts, who designed it, mentioned it in his Bibliography of the Vale Press: 'Bound in a flowered paper'.
|Cover paper for Henry Constable, Poems and sonnets, designed by Charles Ricketts (1897)|
|Detail of cover paper for Henry Constable, Poems and sonnets (1897): the acorn in row 3, left, is omitted.|
|Detail of cover paper for Henry Constable, Poems and sonnets (1897): the acorns in the upper row are placed to the left of the curved stem, or omitted; in the lower row they are placed at the lower end of the curve.|