3 December 2007
[KELMSCOTT PRESS]. ORBELIANI, Sulkhan-Saba. The Book of Wisdom and Lies. Translated by Oliver Wardrop. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.
8o. Printed in red and black in Golden type. Woodcut title-page, facing page with full woodcut page-border, numerous 6-line woodcut initials. Original limp vellum, silk ties, gilt-lettered on spine, uncut (some minor soiling); quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: John Saks (bookplate; his sale, Christie's New York, 20 May 1983, lot 151).
LIMITED EDITION, one of 250 copies. Peterson A28.
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