Pater, Walter. Marius the Epicurean [two volumes]. London: Macmillan and Co., 1910 & 1913. Title page printed in red and black. Bound in russet brown morocco, tooled in gilt and inlaid in the Arts & Crafts style, with covers framed in gilt with cornerpieces of inlaid ivory flowers and gilt leaves, front covers with a large central medallion composed of thin, linked gilt ovals accented with gilt dots and enclosing a lozenge of inlaid ivory flowers and green leaves with a green daisy at the center (a total of 90 floral or foliate inlays in all). Five bands to spine, title and author to second and third compartments, with hand gouged floral centerpieces and gilt dots at corners to remaining. Turn-ins with multiple gilt rules, light blue endpapers, all edges gilt. Measures approx. 5.75" x 8.75".
Some light spots to leather, one corner (lower corner of front cover of vol. 1) bumped and worn, some light rubbing to edges and corners. Leaves a bit browned at edges because of paper stock quality, first volume with occasional minor spotting.
The bindings, while unsigned, are in the style and certainly at the level of quality of Douglas Cockerell--if he did not actually produce them himself, they are the work of a highly skilled contemporary of his.