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Lot 49: (KELMSCOTT PRESS.) Caxton, William. The Golden Legend.

ART, PRESS & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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  • (KELMSCOTT PRESS.) Caxton, William. The Golden Legend.
  • (KELMSCOTT PRESS.) Caxton, William. The Golden Legend.
  • (KELMSCOTT PRESS.) Caxton, William. The Golden Legend.
  • (KELMSCOTT PRESS.) Caxton, William. The Golden Legend.
  • (KELMSCOTT PRESS.) Caxton, William. The Golden Legend.
   
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Description: (KELMSCOTT PRESS.) Caxton, William. The Golden Legend. 3 volumes. Lettering designed by William Morris; wood-engraved illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones. 3 volumes. Large 4to, original linen-backed blue boards, scattered soiling, spines worn, heaviest to Volume 3 where joints cracked, labels chipped, hinge is cracked as well; few separations near preliminaries, owner''s pencil notes on Vol. 1 front endpaper. Notice to the binder laid in. Hammersmith, (1892)

Notes: one of 500 sets. The Golden Legend was to be the Press''s first work but because of its length and production problems, Morris was forced to publish several shorter volumes before it was completed. Peterson A7.

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