St. Augustine. The Confessions of S. Augustine in Ten Books. London: Kegan Paul, Trench Trübner & Co. Ltd, 1900. Limited to 400 copies, of which this is #228. Printed at the Chiswick Press "...on Arnold and Foster's unbleached handmade paper. The illustrations have been designed by Mr. Paul Woodroffe and engraved upon wood by Miss Clemence Housman, by whom the title-page has also been engraved from the design of Mr. Lawrence [Laurence] Housman." Title within ornamental borders; ornamented initials. Title page in red and black. Bound in a vellucent binding by Cedric Chivers with saints, lettering, and floral decoration done underneath the translucent vellum. Mother-of-pearl accents were then added within the "C", as two roundels outside of the "C", and as the saints' halos, with additional gilt ruling and stippling added on top of the vellum. Top edge gilt. Signature mottled pink and orange endpapers. Measures approx. 6" x 9.25". Some light browning to spine and a few minor spots.
A striking Chivers example, and on one of the more uncommon titles chosen by the bindery.