London: Published for the Society of Arts by George Bell & Sons, 1905. Second edition. First printed in the Journal of the Society of Arts, July, 1901. Eleven tipped in color plates. Black and white illustrations in text. Twelve tipped in leather samples on the front and back pastedown endpapers. Binding extremities lightly rubbed. A very good, clean copy. Laid in is an 8-page pamphlet entitled “Leather Knowledge,” edited by Dave L. Tandy. Cloth, with gilt front cover and spine. Quarto. [x], 120,  pp. Item #14869
This report focuses on the deterioration of leather over the years. There are two major sections: one giving a report on libraries and bookbinding and the other on preparation of leathers for bookbindings. The appendices provide hints to owners and keepers of libraries, thoughts on the fading of colors from leather, etc.