[London]: Day & Son, .
Illuminated by Owen Jones and Henry Warren. Illustrated in chromolithography using six to thirteen colors per plate including gilt in additional to the normal reds and blues. Bound in original publisher's Leake's Patent relievo brown calf with blind stylized foliage designs on the covers and spine, the upper cover with the title, the lower with the publisher's name in intertwined lettering, a.e.g. Occasional spotting to text, yet an uncommonly fine copy. Item #21100
An outstanding example of chromolithography, this was Owen Jones' first book after the Grammar of Ornament. There are many styles of ornament, from floral to geometric, but nearly all the design in formal. "Here is a new conception in book design, which prefigures the Kelmscott opening of thirty years later". (McLean. Victorian Book Design, p. 128-9).