London: Raithby, Lawrence & Co., Ltd., 1907. KAVE. (Original). Hardcover. The original decorative, color-illus. title page (with tissue guard), color frontis, and all contents, bound into 3/4 maroon leather with maroon cloth/boards; gilt lettering and 7 (unraised) gilt double bands on spine. Pages numbered consecutively throughout, 336 in total, followed by a section (with original cover and dated for Dec. 1907 - January 1908) of 80 pp. of advertisements. Full of bw, color, and duotone illustrations. A bit overweight at 6 pounds and may require extra postage. Contents VG-. Bumps to corners; some rubbing to leather at corners and hinges, head/tail of spine. Solid text block. Art school ex-lib. copy with usual marks. Item #158066
The entire volume for 1907. No individual covers, but title pages are bound in. Includes an index for the entire volume. Raithby & Lawrence: Leicester printing firm (later, London: Raithby, Lawrence & Co., Ltd.), noted for its printing of the widely disseminated and influential periodical, The British Printer. Through the efforts and exacting standards of its foreman and chief typographic designer (a new profession for the time) George W. Jones, then Robert Grayson, the firm developed the so-called Leicester Free Style which was England’s answer to the artistic printing movement. (Dictionary of 19th-Century Journalism).