The Astolat Press. - A. C. Curtis. Guildford. 1902.
LIMITED EDITION. One of 30 copies printed on Japanese Vellum, this number 16. 8vo. (8.9 x 5.9 inches). Illustrated with eight full page engravings by Burnand, all but two still with their plain tissue guard present. A very good copy in an attractive early leather binding by Riviere & Son. Full dark green morocco. Spine with five raised bands, decorated with single gilt dots. Four compartments decorated with floral design incorporating burgundy leather flower onlays to each compartment. Two compartments lettered in gilt. Gilt ruled border to both boards with floral designes to each corner, incorporating red leather onlays. Board edges ruled in gilt. Inner boards double ruled and with single line of dots and floral decoration to the cornwers. plaion white endpapers. Previous owner name, dated 1902, written on the front free endpaper. Armorial bookplate of another previous owner on the front paste down. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine is uniformly faded to a very attractive dark brown. Some minor fading to the top and inner edge of both boards. Overall a very pretty copy.