The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile. Sir John Mandeville.
The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile.
The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile.
The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile.
The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile.
The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile.
(Grabhorn Press)

The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile.

Angelo, Valenti (illus.)

San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1928. Folio. (iv), 157pp. One of 150 copies. Thirty-four decorative hand-illuminated initials, manuscript paragraph marks in red and blue, and thirty-two woodcuts derived from early editions and manuscripts of the text, all crafted by Valenti Angelo. This copy boasts coloration to all but two of the woodcuts; according to a laid-in copy of the colophon, only four copies were thusly adorned. Angelo's contributions are matched in medieval nostalgia and adventurousness by the type, which Rudolph Koch designed and cut and which appears here in America for the first time. The result is widely considered one of the finest publications of the press, gorgeous in scope and execution, and well-deserving of its having been recognized by the AIGA as one of their 50 Books of the Year for 1928. The binding by William Wheeler is likewise impressive, in Philippine mahogany boards backed with brown Niger morocco, with raised bands and spine title in blind. Unique to this copy is a monogram, "TKD," stamped onto the front board. Faintest wear to corners, else fine. Item #30409

(Heller & Magee 107).

Price: $4,500.00

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