The Book of Job According to the Authorized Version. London: George Bell & Sons, 1900. Limited to 400 copies, printed on hand-made paper. Title page printed in red and black. Bound in full dark blue full grained morocco by Ethel Taunton, 1907, with large gilt title to front cover and four stylized cross decorations done in gilt and inlaid white dots to both boards. Spine features the title in the second compartment, with similar cross decoration to remaining compartments, with inlaid brown dot in the center. All edges gilt, grey end papers, silk bookmark. Bookplate of author and historian Herbert H. Malleson. Measures approx. 6.5" x 9". Some small marks to front cover and faded spot to rear cover. Chip to top of spine, some rubbing and light repairs to hinges. Binding firm, and a lovely example of Taunton's work.
Taunton learned her craft from Douglas Cockerell, worked with Miss G. Wallbrand Evans (who was likely trained at the Guild of Women Binders), and also exhibited at the 1906 International Exhibition of Bookbinding in Frankfort--along with Alice Pattinson, Frank Garrett, Winifred Stopes, and many other arts & craft bookbinders.