[FINE PRESS & LIVRE D'ARTISTE]. -- [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. LEFEVRE, Raoul. The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye. Translated by William Caxton, edited by H. Halliday Sparling. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.
3 volumes in 2, 4to (288 x 208 mm). Printed in Troy type, the table of chapters and glossary in Chaucer type, printed in black and red, woodcut title-page and facing page with full woodcut page-border, numerous partial page-borders, and 8-line and smaller initial capitals, printer's device at end of volume 2. (Light spotting to a few leaves.) Original limp vellum, spines gilt-lettered, yapp edges, silk ties, uncut and unopened (some minor soiling, corner slightly bumped); half morocco folding case. Provenance: Alexander T. Hollingsworth (bookplate designed by Ethel Cassels Gillespy, 1902). LIMITED EDITION, one of 300 copies on paper of a total edition of 305. Morris, in describing his plans for the work, 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. The semi-Gothic type designed by me (with special regard to legibility) will appear in this book for the first time" (qtd. in Peterson). Cockerell 8 ("This book ... is the first book printed in Troy type, and the first in which Chaucer type appears"); Peterson A8.
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