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Voragine, Jacobus de.
THE GOLDEN LEGEND. KELMSCOTT PRESS, 1892
Estimate
1,0001,500
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211
Voragine, Jacobus de.
THE GOLDEN LEGEND. KELMSCOTT PRESS, 1892
Estimate
1,0001,500
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Voragine, Jacobus de.
THE GOLDEN LEGEND. KELMSCOTT PRESS, 1892
4to, 3 volumes, limited to 500 copies all on paper, 2 wood-engraved illustrations by Burne-Jones, ornamental woodcut borders, title and initials, inserted note by Morris present, original holland-backed boards with spine labels, auction cataloguing slip tipped-in, bindings worn with splitting to joints
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Provenance

Henry Martin Gibbs (bookplate), Walter Henry James (bookplate), Rt. Hon. Lord Northbourne (sold in these rooms, 29 July 1957, lot 224)

Literature

Peterson A7

Catalogue Note

The Golden Legend was to have been the first book issued by the Kelmscott Press. Due to its length and problems with delivery of paper, however, Morris had to issue several shorter books first before the printing was completed. Bernard Quaritch was eager to publish the book, believing it to be something "...every man of culture should be acquainted with..." and agreed to pay for the printing.

English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations

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