Moths and Butterflies. Illustrated cover and spine. Ginn & Company. Decorated bindings arose in the 1800's as a solution to book publishers' need for an inexpensive, durable, attractive book cover...These bindings remained in favor through the early 1900's... (State Library of Massachusetts blog)
Benjamin Moore Palladian. said to be the most beautiful color as it changes with the angle of the light all day long. It is peaceful, flattering and not pastel. Its a grayed down, robin's egg blue.