APULEIUS, Lucius (William Adlington - translator). The Golden Asse Of Lucius Apuleius. (1923 - BOUND BY WILLIAM F. MATTHEWS)


AUTHOR: APULEIUS, Lucius (William Adlington - translator)

TITLE: The Golden Asse Of Lucius Apuleius.

PUBLISHER: London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1923.

DESCRIPTION: BOUND BY WILLIAM F. MATTHEWS. 1 vol., 9-9/16" x 6-1/2", illustrated by Jean De Bosschere, introduction by E. B. Osborn, bound in full black morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, white and red leather onlays and gild tooling to covers, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt, others uncut as issued, by William F. Matthews, stamped along lower edge of rear cover.

CONDITION: Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, internally clean and bright, no previous ownership markings, inscriptions or bookplate, A VERY GOOD COPY.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: William Frederick Matthews (7 January 1898 – 8 April 1977) was a leading British bookbinder. He trained at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London before being apprenticed at the bindery of W. T. Morrell & Co. He won a gold medal at the Paris exhibition of 1925 and started his own practice in 1926. He taught at the central school for nearly 50 years during which time his notable pupils included Edgar Mansfield, Roger Powell, and Bernard Middleton. He published two guides to bookbinding, and in 1976 was the first bookbinder to be awarded the City and Guilds of London Insignia Award (CGIA).