London & New York: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1904. Illustrated by Edmund H. New. First Edition Thus. Leather Binding. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Very Good. Item #005488585
A beautifully bound copy an inlaid Art Nouveau binding by Arthur S. Colley Bookbinder (with binder's stamp at front). Bound in 3/4 red morocco over matching cloth, spine with raised bands, elaborate Art Nouveau flower-and-leaf designs, and 6 floral inlays in yellow and burgundy morocco, top edge git, marbled endpapers (bumping to upper corners; heavy rubbing to corners and rear foredge; moderate fading and wear to spine and joints, ink gift inscription on pastedown). Reprinting of the text of the 1897 Le Gallienne edition (text of the Walton portion of the fifth edition of 1676).