THE HISTORY OF HELYAS KNIGHT OF THE SWAN.

New York: Grolier Club, 1901.

Limited to 325 copies printed by De Vinne on Whatman paper. xviii, [150p]. Translated by Robert Copland from the French version published in Paris in 1504. A literal reprint in the types of Wynkin de Worde after the unique copy printed by him upon parchment in London MCCCCCXII". Illustrated. One of the full-page cuts in black and red. Bound in full pigskin stamped in brown with facsimile of the devices of Caxton and De Worde, the spine also stamped with titles and flowers, marbled endpapers, brass clasps. Book fine with worn remains of chemise and broken slipcase. Item #22422

The type for this printing was specially cast using de Worde's fonts as a model. Reproduced from Robert Hoe's unique copy of the 1512 edition, and with an historical essay by Hoe.
Rare in this nice condition.

Price: $850.00

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