Style 4.5 (transitional bindings)

Material: stiffer balloon cloth

Colors: red, blue, green, brown

Width: 4 1/4 inches

Height: 6 5/8 inches

Spine: gold text; double bars at spine top and bottom

Front: Bernhart torchbearer image

In Use: January through March of 1929

End Papers: either Bernhart or Kent

Both the colophon and spine look like binding 4, but the balloon cloth -- and sometimes Kent endpapers -- are precursors of binding 5.