Royal English Bookbindings was written by Cyril Davenport in 1896, and is a companion for his English Embroidered Bookbindings. The book describes various bookbindings created for royalty, from King Henry I to King William IV. The text is accompanied by numerous black-and-white illustrations, and eight color plates.
THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE is bound in cream buckram printed with an image from the book. The book consists of 220 pages plus 16 pages of color plates. It has overall dimensions of 75 x 62 x 15 mm (2-15/16 x 2-7/16 x 5/8 inches).
The Plum Park Press miniature edition of Doyle's Royal English Bookbindings consists of 20 copies. The price is $45, plus $5 for shipping and handling.