- London: George Bell & Sons, 1896.
- original green cloth, top edge gilt.
- xiv, 342 pages.
Price: $80.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 5908
S-K 1543. First English 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. Spine faded.