London: iHeinemann, 1902.
Superb panted vellum binding with striking large yellow orange blossom motif, bold leaf and vine patterning and gilt flecks creating a pleasing all-over design on both covers (rear cover similar motif, but different design), as well as spine. Patterned gilt endpapers, beveled boards. Frontispiece by Walter Crane. The bookseller G.T. Bagguley patented the Sutherland bookbinding process, named after the Duchess, which was a method of tooling in gilt and colors and usually employed on doublures. Though this volume was not produced by Bagguley, it is a skilled and very well-executed arts & crafts vellum binding. All edges gilt. Small tear to frontispiece tissue, bookplate to front pastedown. Near fine.
Price: $1,250.00 Item #4694