Picture shows the illustrated orange paper cover of a booklet. The illustration fills most of the cover and shows a three-quarter length engraved portrait of a man, presumably John Metcalfe. The man stands, his eyes closed, and faces slightly away from the viewer. He holds a staff in his right hand. Both of his arms are bent at the elbow, in an L-shape, and rest at the side of his body. He is attired in 18th-century clothing. He wears a dark-colored slightly floppy hat, a white cravat, and a dark-colored vest under a dark-colored overcoat with wide collars and wide hip pockets. Engraved lines resembling scratch marks give the man’s hat and clothing texture. In the far left background is a cluster of trees. Above the man are multiple rows of horizontal parallel lines with two unlined areas forming the shapes of clouds. A black-colored stain runs vertically down the center of the image, slightly obscuring the portrait. The title text “Life of John Metcalfe. [next line] Commonly Called [next line] Blind Jack of Knaresborough,” sits above the illustration and in the upper edge of the cover. Below the illustration is the text of the imprint: Otley: [next line] Printed by William Walker. [next line] Sold by the Bookseller. A rectangular-shaped border comprised of inter-twirled lines surrounds the illustration, title and imprint. [End of description]
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