The Collected Poems of John Masefield (Heinemann, 1929) Riviere Binding
The Collected Poems of John Masefield
William Heinemann Ltd, 1929
A lovely binding by Riviere & Son.
Hardback – half-leather binding with cloth boards, gilt title and decoration to spine, gilt rules to boards, page-block top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. 784pp plus portrait frontispiece. 7.5 x 5.25 inches approx. (194mm x 133mm).
Leather a little rubbed to extremities. Some occasional foxing but generally pages clean; two pages showing some heavy tanning (see accompanying image) presumably due to having a slip of paper or letter being stored there; bottom edge of pages a little rough cut in places.
Overall, a very pleasing example of a Riviere binding – lovely indeed.