Flaubert, Gustave. Hérodias. London: The Eragny Press for Hacon and Ricketts, 1901. Limited to 226 copies. Printed on Arnold handmade paper. Wood-engraved frontispiece, borders, initials, and printer's device by Lucien and Esther Pissarro after Lucien Pissarro. Bound in crushed russet brown morocco by Sibyl Bernard and Lilian Hay-Cooper, featuring a Douglas Cockerell-inspired design covering both covers, made up of two small leaf stamps, branches created with gouges, ringlets to represent grapes, and small gilt stippling around the border, with larger "nailhead" dots used in the central panel. Two gilt fillet borders on the cover edge, along with separating the central panel from the branch & leaf border. "HERODIAS" lettered on the upper front cover, and "1901" to the back cover. Five bands to spine, with similar design to five of the six compartments, and the title in the second compartment. Turn-ins done with gouges and fillets, interspersed with small leaf clusters. Signed "SB & LH-C" on the rear lower turn-in. Grey endpapers. All edges gilt. Measures approx. 4.25" x 6". Some wear to the leather extending from fifth spine band on lower right cover, but the gilt of the design is mostly unaffected. Small hole to upper edge of rear hinge.
According to Tidcombe, Lilian Hay-Cooper designed the bindings produced at their studio in Haslemere, Surrey; these were then executed by Sybil Barnard with assistance from Hay-Cooper. One of the duo's books--the Altar Book exhibited in 1906--is illustrated in The Studio's legendary The Art of the Book (1914), mentioning the design and tooling was by Hay-Cooper, with the binding executed by Barnard. (Another volume that was finished by Hay-Cooper is also included, with forwarding by W.H. Smith & Son.)
This volume was exhibited at the Ninth Exhibition of the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society, along with the other Hay-Cooper and Barnard volume featured in this list (The Hollow Land. (These volumes were displayed in a case alongside work by Sybil Pye, Alfred De Sauty, and Charles McLeish.)