Wynkin de Worde 1512 History of Helyas 1901 Grolier Club Leather book decorativeBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Medieval Manuscripts, The Swan Knight, Woodcuts]
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The History of Helyas: Knight of the Swan. Translated by Robert Copland from the French version Published in Paris in 1504. A Literal Re-Print in the Types of Wynkin de Worde, After the Unique Copy Printed by Him Upon Parchment in London. MCCCCCXII.
Published May, 1901, New York by The Grolier Club.
c. 350 pages. In publisher's chemise lined sleeve and leather slipcase box (now worn but still sound).
Limited Edition, one of 325 copies printed on handmade Whatman paper.
Lovely full leather binding, decoratively stamped in blind with early woodcut style decorations and lettering. Decorative brass clasps, top edge gilt, marbled end papers, paper uncut and text leaves partially unopened throughout.
Book is an object of art.
Fine, clean, lovely example, any small age issues with the book or box are easy to overlook or forgive.
Book measures: 9 1/4" H X 7" W.