Lot 270KELMSCOTT PRESS
[GUILELMUS OF TYRE, Archbishop]. The History of Godefrey of Boloyne. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. One of 300 paper copies. Original publisher's cream vellum with yellow silk ties, in modern cloth case. 11 3/8 x 8 inches (28.5 x 20 cm); [i]-xxii, , 450,  pp.; 238 ff., printed in black and red, the title and first text leaf with wood-engraved borders, and the first use of the larger Kelmscott Press mark at the end. One tie detached, internally generally a very fresh copy (though with the occasional very minor toning typical of this book). With an attractive though anonymous booklabel on the front pastedown stating "Continuitas Utilitas Conservatio Pulchritudas" (we have noted other Kelmscott books with this very apposite bookplate).
Not a romance, but a serious historical work first printed by Caxton, this is a very handsome Kelmscott production. It was the last of five Caxton reprints at the Press. Peterson A16.
C Estate of Richard D. Friedlander
Sold for $4,688
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