Chatto and Windus, London. 1908.
FIRST PRINTING OF THIS EDITION. 8vo. (8.9 x 6.4 inches). Complete with thirteen colour plates, each with a tissue guard, and 24 half tone plates, reproducing early illuminated manuscript illustrations and paintings. The front pastedown endpaper has an attractive previous owner's bookplate. Front blank free endpaper has neat four line inscription, dated 1912. text pages a bit browned but overall a very good copy in a fine full dark brown morocco leather binding by Bumpus of London. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt pips. Compartments with double ruled and single black box design with gilt pips to the four corners. Gilt lettering. Gilt double black and triple gilt ruled border decorated with pips on both boards. Turn ins with triple gilt ruled lines. Some offsetting from the leather turn ins to the off white plain endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine and attractive binding.