THE SONNETS. With decorations by Ernest G. Treglown, engraved on wood by Charles Carr.
G Napier & Co, Birmingham, and Tylston & Edwards Marsden, London. Printed at the press of the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft. 1895.
Printed by the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft on Hand Made paper. Large 8vo. (8.7 x 7 inches). ii,154pp, i (Colophon). Decorative wood-cut Initial letters and borders on the text pages. Some page edges still unopened. Fine early leather Arts and Crafts style leather binding of full dark brown morocco. Spine with five raised bands, the compartments ruled in gilt. Elaborate gilt panelled decorative borders to both boards. Decorated with multiple ruled boxes to the centre panel to the front board. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Hand marbled endpapers. Turn-ins with gilt ruled borders and floral corner pieces. Some very minor rubbing to the extremities otherwise this is a better then very good copy of this lovely Arts and Crafts style edition, beautifully printed on fine quality hand made paper and in an attractive decorative leather binding.