William Caxton. E. Gordon Duff.
William Caxton.
William Caxton.
William Caxton.
William Caxton.
William Caxton.
(Leaf Book)

William Caxton.

Chicago: (Lakeside Press), 1905. Quarto. 118pp. One of 252 copies printed for the Caxton Club by the Lakeside Press. This copy contains a leaf from Caxton's first edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, but it is not one of the148 copies originally issued with the leaf in an envelope at the rear, and a limitation page. Illustrated with 26 collotype plates, which further demonstrate the breadth of Caxton's technique. Housed in a plastic sheet, the leaf is inserted at the rear, bearing the text of "The Tale of Melibius." A fine sample of Caxton's printing, which shows several small marginal repairs. In publisher's binding of gray-green boards backed in red cloth, paper label on spine. Lower rear corner a trifle bumped, else a fine, bright copy with very clean text. Booklabel and bookplate on front paste-down. Housed in a contemporary blue cloth slipcase. Item #27661

(BCC #9; Chalmers 11).

Price: $7,500.00

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