Birmingham: Cornish Brothers, 1901.
First edition. Bound in superb unbleached stiff vellum boards with attractive turquoise and gilt geometric patterning divided into 25 compartments, each bordered by one gold and two turquoise ruled lines, and with a small flower tool at the intersection of each gilt rule. Superb gold silk interwoven ribbons through covers, and ending in ties (all original and present). Exquisite full-page illustration by Arthur J. Gaskin. Text printed in red & black with opening Kelmscott-style initial. Printed on handmade paper. A very well-matched book and binding. Previous owners report that the book came from the Library of Laurence Hodson, but that is not verified. The binding is reminiscent of the work of the Guild of Handicraft, but this, unsigned. Some spotting to covers, vellum boards slightly warped as usually found, but may relax in different climate.
Price: $750.00 Item #4897