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Title: The Golden Legend. A short account of the life and work of Wynkyn de Worde with a leaf from the golden legend. Printed by him at the sign of the sun in Fleet Street, London, the year 1527.
Description: San Francisco, The Book Club of California, 1949. Sm. folio. W. 1 original leaf [18.5 x 26.5 cm; w. woodcit ill. & contemp. annotations in ink] from the Golden Legend as published 1527. Original half cloth over decorative pattern paper brds. Printed at the Grabhorn press 'finished the 17th day of August 1949, at San Francsisco, California. The text has been compiled from various sources by Robert Grabhorn. Three hundred and seventy five copies have been printed.': comp. / see Goff J.151: Oates 4131: Proctor 9708: Copinger 6475: Pellechet V, 114: Duff 411: 2 complete copies known (Pierpont Morgan Library & Ph. & J. Gordon Library; Limited edition. The 'Legendae Aurea' is a collection of the lives of the Saints of the Church and was compiled by Jacobys de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, in the 13th century. The leaf in this publication is folio 198, from the Life of Saint Laurence.

Keywords: Literature 15th cent. printers printing history bibliophilie bibliophile editions

Price: EUR 700.00 = appr. US$ 760.79 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 6123