Better Homes Book by Roger Smithells, 1954 - Dunn & Wilson Binding
A beautiful and sleek fine full green leather binding by 'Dunn & Wilson' with their stamp to rear endboard. Single line gilt ruling over both boards and spine, gilt lettering and five raised bands to the spine, each with ribbed gilt decoration and single gilt tooling to either side of them. Top edge gilt, gilt dentelles to inner boards, marbled endpapers and original silk page marker. With a few light marks to boards but overall very clean with sharp corners. Light offsetting to edges of endpapers and very light spotting to title page but overall very clean, full of colour and black & white illustrations. Perhaps not your first choice of title for a fine binding but it was bound as a gift to Edward & Betty, their initials at bottom of the spine, and two very neat inscriptions to ffep.
- Publisher: News of the World, London
- Year of Publication: 1954
- Pages: 199pp
- Size: 9 7/8" X 7 5/8"