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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 511

    [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. CAVENDISH, George (ca 1500-1562). The Life of Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal Archbishop of York. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

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    [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. CAVENDISH, George (ca 1500-1562). The Life of Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal Archbishop of York. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

    8o. Printed in Golden type. Full woodcut page-border, numerous 10-line and smaller woodcut initials. Original limp vellum, silk ties, gilt-lettered on spine, uncut. Provenance: SIR SYDNEY C. COCKERELL (1867-1962, presentation inscription from William Morris on front flyleaf, ink annotation by Cockerell on front free endpaper).

    LIMITED EDITION, one of 250 copies from a total edition of 256. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY WILLIAM MORRIS TO SYDNEY COCKERELL on the front flyleaf: "To Sydney C. Cockerell from William Morris. January 22nd 1894" with an additional annotation by Cockerell on front free endpaper: "This copy consists of the sheets that were brought in from the press for Morris to inspect as each one was printed. SCC."A VERY FINE ASSOCIATION COPY. Peterson A14.


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