New York: Printed by The Gillis Press for Dodd, Mead and Company, 1902. First edition, deluxe issue, of this important account of early American bookbinding. One of 36 copies printed on Imperial Japan vellum "from the Imperial Government Mill" out of an edition of 177 copies printed. Neat two-inch hairline split in the joint near the spine of the front cover, leather booklabel of Francis Kettaneh on verso of front free endpaper, otherwise a fine copy in dust jacket which is sunned at the spine panel. 8vo, frontispiece and color and b/w illustrations, engraved chapter-titles and vignettes, original gilt-stamped vegetable parchment over boards, silk ribbon marker, dust jacket.