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Lefevre, Raoul.
THE RECUYELL OF THE HISTORIES OF TROYE. KELMSCOTT PRESS, 1892
Estimate
1,8002,200
LOT SOLD. 2,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
212
Lefevre, Raoul.
THE RECUYELL OF THE HISTORIES OF TROYE. KELMSCOTT PRESS, 1892
Estimate
1,8002,200
LOT SOLD. 2,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Lefevre, Raoul.
THE RECUYELL OF THE HISTORIES OF TROYE. KELMSCOTT PRESS, 1892
4to, 2 volumes, limited to 305 copies of which this is one of 300 on paper, printed in red and black, ornamental woodcut borders, titles and initials, original limp vellum, silk ties, auction and bookdealer's cataloguing slips tipped-in
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Provenance

Acquired from Francis Edwards in 1956; bookplates of J.P. Foster

Literature

Peterson A8

Catalogue Note

a fine copy.

These volumes show the first use of Troy type by the Kelmscott Press and also the first use of the Chaucer type (on the preliminary and final leaves).

Outlining his plans for the book, Morris stated "The book will be ornamented very richly with woodcut ornaments entirely designed by myself; no labour or expense will be spared on them and there will be much variety in them..."

English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations

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