New York: Scott Thaw Co., 1903.
First edition thus. Superb and early Monastery Hill Binding, signed in rear dentelle in gilt pallet, "The Monastery Bindery, in full crimson crushed morocco with elaborate gilt clustered leaf and urn design on each corner and a central diamond-shaped similar leaf motif surrounding an interesting maroon morocco only consisting of a central oval and four patterned inserts. This same cover design is repeated on rear cover. Spine with five raised bands, four compartments with gilt designs and borders. Wide and very attractively gilt-tooled dentelles with winding vine pattern, wonderful violet watered silk moire doublures and endsheets. TEG. The covers are wonderfully preserved, spine uniformly darkened with age. Some wear to margins of spine, in all a very attractive and scarce binding by this noted firm.
Price: $2,500.00 Item #4510