London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd., 1908. 26x19.5cm: 130pp. Songs by Joseph Moorat. Illustrated by Paul Woodroffe with 20 tipped-in color plates including frontispiece, most with captioned tissue guard present. Rebound in three-quarter brown leather with marbled paper boards. Gilt titling and decoration to the spine with five raised bands. Boards rubbed and worn along edges, with some gilt loss on spine. Foxing to preliminary and terminal pages. Scattered foxing throughout. All plates present and bright with no foxing, but some are creased in the corners including the frontispiece. Very Good.
Paul Woodroffe was a book illustrator whose work can be seen in other works by Shakespeare, along with bible stories and children’s books of the time. Woodroffe was also a stained glass artist, in which one of his most impressive commissions was for New York City’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral.