WATTS, Alaric A. Lyrics of the Heart. London: M. Mason for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851. 2 volumes in one, 8° (192 x 127mm). Half-title. Engraved illustrations. Early 20th-century crushed green morocco gilt by The Guild of Women-Binders, the covers elaborately decorated with red, pink, green and tan inlays in an art nouveau style, the flat spine titled in gilt and decorated with circular and cordiform tan and red inlays interspersed with gilt dot and circle tools, the chestnut morocco doublures decorated with red and pink inlays, vellum endleaves, gilt edges. Provenance: sale, Sotheby's, 7 November 1951, lot 647, to: Sawyer.
William SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616). Songs from the Plays. London: Turnbull and Spears for The Guild of Women-Binders, 1901. 4° (203 x 148mm). Half-title. Hand-coloured etched frontispiece, title-page border and 11 plates by Paul Woodroffe. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with an initialled original pen-and-ink and bodycolour drawing by Woodroffe on the flyleaves. Contemporary morocco elaborately gilt by The Guild of Women-Binders, the covers with a central geometric design depicted in red and chestnut inlays, surrounded by stylised butterfly designs in green inlays and butterfly cornerpieces in red inlays, the spine gilt in compartments, titled in 2, the others decorated in gilt and with green and red inlays, gilt-ruled turn-ins, gauffered gilt edges (upper cover marked). INSCRIBED 'PAUL WOODROFFE. APRIL . 2 . 1903.' on the half-title.
Together with Austin Dobson's Poems on Several Occasions (London: 1895, 2 volumes), number 62 of 200 copies with a signed etched portrait and plates hand-coloured by Gloria Cardew, crushed red morocco gilt with floral bands by the Guild of Women-Binders. (4)