Profusely illustrated in colour. London: Orbis, 1976. Quarto. pp. 128. Bound in full black goatskin by C. P. Powell-Jones with his signature in gilt on upper turn-in. Upper cover with onlay pictorial decoration of a couple ballroom dancing, the lady with a plume of feathers in her hair and costume decoration, an emerald ring on her finger. Spine divided into six compartments by five raised bands flanked by gilt chain-link fillets; blue and gold endbands; inner goatskin joint; coloured patterned endpapers. All edges gilt. A delightful and attractive designer binding with the binder’s original template loosely inserted. Housed in a blue buckram clam shell box. In fine condidion.
The bindery was established by Phillip Powell-Jones, master in book binding. Examples of his work are exceedingly rare and none are available online. The Hay Binders business is is located in the centre Hay-on-Wye, a delightful town, famed for its second hand book shops.