Monk, W.H. & Steggall, C. Hymns Ancient and Modern for Use in the Services of the Church with Accompanying Tunes. London: William Clowes and Sons Ltd, 1906. Bound in full green leather at the W.H. Smith bindery from a design by Douglas Cockerell with gilt decorative design to front board with small white inlaid dots and red inlaid flower petals, surrounding the initials "D.C.B.H." Title to second compartment of spine. All edges gilt. Measures approx. 4.5" x 7". Spine sunned, chipping to head of spine, and 1/2" closed crack to top of front hinge. Some rubbing and bumps to edges of boards.
Cockerell managed the WHS bindery from 1905 to 1914 and “[i]n a statement printed in G.D. Hobson - English Bindings of J.R. Abbey, p. 170, Cockerell notes that bindings signed with the ‘WHS’ stamp during this period were specially designed by him” Bookbinding in the British Isles.