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Translated out of the French by Sir John Bourchier Lord Berners. Complete Eight Volumes. Quarto, Limited Edition to 350 copies only of which this Set numbered 265. illuminated over 600 hand-colored insignia and coats of arms, drawn by Paul Woodroffe. Rare Deluxe Full Brown Morocco Copy, raised bands, gilt titles, uncut. Near Fine. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Froissarts Cronycles. [ Eight Volumes ]
Editorial: The Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Año de publicación: 1927
Edición: First Edition Thus.
Descripción 1927. (SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS) FROISSART, Jean. FROISSART'S CRONYCLES. Eight volumes. (Oxford): Shakespeare Head Press, 1927. 8vo. Publisher's cloth spines, paper covered boards. Limited edition, number 228 of 350 copies. Fine private print press edition of a work whose first printed English editio came out in 1523. One of 350 sets printed by Bernard Newdigate on untrimmed Batchelor handmade paper. One of the three major works issued at Shakespeare Head Press, which "became the most mature and sophisticated of the private presses, producing some works in the grand manner which are a great pleasure read and examine now." Colin Franklin goes on to say (The Private Presses, pages 147-149) "Newdigate must stand as the best user of Caslon in the histor of book design, of pure typography as adequate in itself." Froissart's chronicles, 1322-1400, describes the condition leading to the Hundred Years W and the first fifty years of that war, and the age of chivalry. With the printed publisher's notes. Decorated with 600 hand colored coats-of-arms of English, Scottish, and Irish princes and knights drawn by Paul Woodroffe. Te includes lengthy indices of persons and places, Holland-backed blue paper boards, paper spine labels. A fine beauitful set. Nº de ref. de la librería 39246