[Birmingham Art School]. A Book of Pictured Carols. London: George Allen, 1893. Printed at the Chiswick Press. First edition. Limited to 100 copies on Japanese vellum, of which this is #69. Pink cloth covered boards and quarter cream vellum spine with small "Xmas 1893" illustration by C.M. Gere in black; black lettering to spine and front cover.
Designed under the direction of Arthur J Gaskin by members of the Birmingham Art School. Each of the 13 carols is illustrated with a full page engraving by the following artists: Charles M. Gere, Georgie E. Cave France, Mildred Peacock, Arthur J. Gaskin, Henry Payne, Bernard Sleigh, Mary J. Newill, Violet Holden, Florence Rudland, Sidney Meteyard, Agnes P. Manley, and Fred Mason.
The armorial bookplate of Michael Tomkinson ("Ex libris Michaelis Tomkinson, Franche Hall, Worcestershire") is present on the front pastedown. Measures approx. 7.5" x 9.5". Pink cloth with some light fraying at edges, and some toning and foxing; corners bumped. Some light spotting to vellum.