14 December 2000
[KELMSCOTT PRESS]. The Tale of Beowulf. Hammersmith, 1895.
4o (290 x 215 mm). Printed in Troy type (with Argument, glossary and other parts in Chaucer type) in red and black, woodcut title-page, facing page with full woodcut page-border, numerous three-quarter and smaller woodcut page-borders, 8-line and smaller initial capitals, printer's device. Original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut. LIMITED EDITION, one of 300 copies of an edition of 308. Cockerell 32 ("The borders in this book were only used once again, in the Jason"); Peterson A 32. A FINE COPY.
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