Edinburgh & London: T.N. Foulis, 1908. First edition. Tipped-in black and white frontispiece and title-page by Guthrie; twenty-eight black and white additional illustrations tipped in. Slight soiling to boards, but a fine copy overall. Original gray boards with a printed Guthrie-designed paper label on front cover. Small quarto. ,  pp. Item #17204
The Pear Tree Press was founded by James J. Guthrie (1874-1952) in 1899 while he was living at Pear Tree Cottage in Ingrave, Essex, England. Guthrie was an artist, typographer, and printer interested in intaglio printing. He moved the press to Shorne in Kent, then Harting in Sussex, before settling at Flansham, near Bognor Regis, Sussex in 1907. Collecting work from diverse projects, A Second Book of Drawings showcases Guthrie's range as an artist and has as its introduction a four page essay by Edward Thomas.