first edition Publisher's deluxe leather presentation binding by Root & Son, London: full brown morocco with 5 raised bands, 4 compart
1904 · San Francisco
by Smith, Bertha H.
San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company at the Tomoyé Press, 1904. 1st edition (Mostardi 375). Publisher's deluxe leather presentation binding by Root & Son, London: full brown morocco with 5 raised bands, 4 compartments with gilt stamped motif as found in the book. TEG. Marbled eps. Minor extremity wear, a pleasing VG+ copy.. , 64,  pp. Binder's blanks at beginning & end of volume. Drawings by Florence Lundborg. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 6-3/8"
To the rear paste-down is gilt-stamped, "Paul Elder & Company, San Francisco & New York" giving rise to our belief the binding was commissioned by the publisher for presentation. NB. We have seen no other bindings like this on this work, nor has the few colleagues we queried on the subject.
(Inventory #: 46953)