Chatto and Windus for the Florence Press. London. 1908.
LIMITED EDITION. One of 500 numbered copies printed on hand made Aldwych paper. 4to. (9.6 x 7.6 inches). Illustrated with 20 tipped in colour plates, mounted onto off-white paper with a grey central block to create a border, each with a printed tissue guard. Text in double column. Some offsetting to the tissue guards from the colour plates, otherwise a clean and bright copy in a fine early binding, for Hatchards of Piccadilly, probably by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, but not signed. Full brown morocco. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments lettered, double ruled and decorated with triple dot corner design in gilt. Both boards with two ruled gilt and one dotted outer borders and triple ruled inner panel design with dots to the outer line and floral design in each corner. Blind stamped floral devices at the hinges. Title lettered in gilt to front board. Board edges ruled in gilt. Inner boards with triple gilt ruled borders to the turn-ins. Blue endpapers. All edges gilt. The boards are a little darkened to the edges but overall this is a very good and attractive early binding.