London, South Kensington
30 November 2001
VORAIGNE, Jacobus de (?1230-?98). The Golden Legend, translated by William Caxton, edited by F. S. Ellis, Hammersmith: KELMSCOTT PRESS, 1892.
3 volumes, large 4° (290 x 210mm.), Golden type, woodcut title and 2 full-page woodcut illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones within border designed by William Morris, 2 woodcut borders on adjacent pages, initials, William Morris's note regarding binding inserted at the front of vol. one (iiii8v and llll1r browned in vol. III, a few other leaves more lightly browned), original holland-backed boards, spine labels printed in Troy type (corners rubbed, some very light staining).
LIMITED TO 500 COPIES ON HAND-MADE PAPER. (Unusually, no copies were printed on vellum.) Forman p. 220; Marsden J. Perry Library 19; Peterson A7; Sparling 7; Tomkinson 7. Contains the first woodcut title designed by William Morris. (3)
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