FINE PRINTING IN STUNNING SIGNED BINDING
FRANCIS, Saint (translated into English by ARNOLD, T.W.) ~ The Little Flowers of S. Francis of Assisi.
London: The Florence Press by Chatto & Windus, 1909
Full crushed morocco, 11 inches tall. A remarkable binding by J(ulius) Dratva of Vienna with large raised bands and simple gilt framed panels. The upper board shows St Francis kneeling before a winged Christ through an arch with dragon heads in the top corners. All edges have very unusual floral gilt gauffering. A gilt armorial device G.T. with a Griffin wielding an anchor and sword on the paste down endpaper. Number 191 from a limited edition of 500. An exceptional item.