- New York: Macmillan and Co., 1895.
- original cloth, top edge gilt.
- xiv, 342 pages.
Price: $85.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 13946
First edition. (Mejer no.127; Hart no.150). With 53 illustrations of bookbindings. Major sections on bookbindings of the past, bookbindings of the present, commercial bookbindings, and books in paper covers. Matthews was a lawyer who became an author. Ownership inscription in pencil. Rebacked with new spine laid on. Original boards preserved. Water staining along the front hinge. Foxing throughout.