- London, England: John Lane, 1899.
- original full leather, gilt-stamped cover designs, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, five raised bands
- (x), 255+(1), (x), 264, (x), 256 pages
Price: $450.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 128672
Volume I (June 1899) of this periodical. Table of contents, introduction, list of illustrations. Note on the facsimile binding by Cyril Davenport, which features the royal arms, as adopted during the Stuart era, the work of an anonymous master as related by Davenport. In his analysis of the binding, Davenport presents a discussion of the development of the royal arms during the Tudor and Stuart dynasties. Davenport discounts the idea that this work does not reflect the work of royal bookbinders John and Abraham Bateman, appointed in 1604; rather, it is the work of the anonymous binder noted above, employed by the King after his coronation as King of England in 1603. Ink stamp of Gloucestershire County Library on front pastedown (only library mark). Light rubbing and scuffing at edges. Light foxing on frontispiece and title.
Volume II (September 1899) contains a Table of contents, list of illustrations. Frontispiece, six plates in text, with notes on some of the illustrations. Note on the binding by Cyril Davenport, a facsimile reproduction of a binding by the French binder Derome le jeune, with the arms of Rev. Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode, trustee of the British Museum, added. Derome is the family name of a number of binders. Nicolas Denis Derome, "le jeune" and son of Jacques Antione Derome, was noted for his use of his use of stamps based upon bird forms. Davenport further notes that, although the design "appears very elaborate, it really consists of the carefully planned repetition of a few curves and small stamps." Spine darkened. Ink stamp of Gloucestershire County Library on front pastedown (only library mark). Rubbed and scuffed along edges.
Volume III (December 1899) contains a Table of contents, list of illustrations. Note on the facsimile binding by Cyril Davenport, who notes the Jacobean royal coat of arms, dating the format for this binding to the reign of Charles I, noting similarities to the bindings made for Charles's brother Prince Henry. Davenport also notes influences other than the Jacobean designs, noting the "introduction of lighter, stamps, borders, and curves designed somewhat in the manner of Le Gascon," a great French binder noted for the "marvellous delicacy" of his tooling. The royal arms is within a rectangular panel of corner pieces, floral arabesques, with small stamps of roses, thistles, and fleurs-de-lys. Ink stamp of Gloucestershire County Library on front pastedown (only library mark). Crack along bottom of front hinge. Half title and title very lightly foxed.