Prideaux, S. T. Bookbinders and Their Craft. New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1903. Limited to 500 copies, of which this is #56. Over one hundred illustrations. Publisher's half Japanese vellum binding, gilt spine titles, pale blue-grey paper over boards. Top edge gilt. Divided into eight chapters: '18th Century English and Scottish Bookbindings, Roger Payne, Les Relieures Francais, Design in Bookbinding, Some French Bookbinders of today, Early Stamped Bindings, Early Italian Bindings and some notes on Pattern Making'. Prospectus and order form loosely inserted. Measures approx. 6.75" x 9.75". Original thick paper dust jacket with gilt lettering to spine, with some light edgewear and small splits to corners. Bottom of spine slightly bumped and light browning to board edges. A beautiful copy.