A Riviere & Son stunner
The Song of Songs Which Is Solomon's. London: Printed at the Riccardi Press for Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society, 1909. Vignette on title page and colophon, both in blue, and 10 color plates by W. Russell Flint, mounted on stiff paper, each of the plates accompanied by a tissue guard and an additional captioned paper guard. An invitation to view Flint's paintings for this volume at the Medici Society's Galleries in loosely inserted.
Bound in light brown morocco by Riviere & Son with frames to covers composed of three zig-zag rules in carbon, flanked by light green green and grey blue morocco strapwork borders, with cornerpieces of inlaid red and dark green morocco fans and spiked blossoms, also done with inlaid red and dark green morocco. Five bands to spine, spine compartments with inlaid light green borders, and the title in gilt to second compartment. Turn-ins with three zig-zag rules flanked by dual gilt rules, with small red inlaid roundlets at each corner. Teal watered silk doublures and flyleaves. Top edge gilt. Measures approx. 7.5" x 10.5". Morocco-edged, fleece-lined slipcase is well-worn (but has served its purpose). Some light bumping to corners, and a few very minor spots of wear. A beautiful copy.