- (London, England: Guild of Women-Binders), n.d., but circa 1900.
- cloth, front cover silver-stamped
- 87+(1) pages
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Order Nr. 134018
First edition, limited to roughly 3,000 copies (Tidcombe, p. 126). Cover title: A Souvenir of the St. James's Theatre. Attributed to the Guild of Women-Binders, organized in May 1898 by London bookseller Frank Karslake more as a business venture than as a guild in the traditional sense of that word. He abandoned this effort in 1904. This work traces the history of St. James's Theatre from its organization to circa 1900. See Marianne Tidcombe, Women Bookbinders 1880-1920 (New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 1996), 115-130. List of illustrations. Frontispiece, black and white illustrations follow text. With narrow tip in mentioning production by Guild of Women-Binders. Bumped at corners. Covers rubbed and scuffed at edges. Spine slightly worn. Comments on small card pasted on front free endpaper.