London: Printed for the Guild of Women-Binders, 1899.
A fine copy of this delightful book, illustrated by Paul Woodroffe. This edition was limited to 100 copies on Japonese vellum, especially printed for the Guild of Women-Binders. Established by Frank Karslake, the Guild of Women-Binders, was not so much a guild as a business venture designed as an outlet for the work of certain groups of amateur female binders, which ran from 1898 to 1904. The binding, whilst distinctive of the guild's style, is uncharacteristically unsigned. (See Tidcombe, 'Women Bookbinders 1880-1920, and G. Elliot Anstruther 'The Bindings of Tomorrow - A Record of the Work of the Guild of Women-Binders and of the Hampstead Bindery' published in London for the Guild, 1902.Item #1052
Octavo, 11 plates with tissue guards, decorated title-page, finely bound in full blue morocco, gilt tooled spine with raised bands and turn-ins, edges uncut; in excellent condition.