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Froissart, Jean, 1338?-1410?

Here begynneth the prologe of Syr Johan Froissart of the Chronicles of Fraunce, Inglande, and other places adjoynynge.

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Title from reference source: Froissart's chronicles (specimen pages)

[Hammersmith] : Kelmscott Press, 1897.
Physical Description:
1 folded sheet ([4] pages) : illustrations ; 48 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2011 43n
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Title from caption on p. [2].
"These two trial pages of the projected edition of Lord Berners' translation of Froissart were printed at the Kelmscott Press in September, 1897, to preserve the designs made by William Morris. In the border are the arms of France, the Empire, and England; on the second page are those of Reginald Lord Cobham, Sir Walter Manny, and Sir John Chandos."--Colophon.
Place of publication supplied; colophon printed on first page. See Peterson.
Unfolded sheet is 48 x 64 cm.
Limited ed. of 160 copies printed on vellum by Stephen Mowlem. See Peterson.
Text printed in Chaucer type; title of Prologue in Troy type. Text of sample pages printed in double columns. Text of page [2] within ornate border engraved by C.E. Keates; half border engraved by W. Spielmeyer on page [1]. Large ornate inital letters, small woodcut initials throughout text. Chapter titles and shoulder notes printed in red. See Peterson.
Peterson, W.S. Bibliography of the Kelmscott Press A46
Tomkinson, G.S. Select bibliography of the principal modern presses, public and private, in Great Britain and Ireland, p. 120
Subject Terms:
Europe -- History -- 476-1492.
Fine books -- England -- London -- Specimens.
France -- History -- House of Valois, 1328-1589.
Great Britain -- History -- 14th century.
Typefaces (Type evidence) -- Chaucer.
Typefaces (Type evidence) -- Troy.
Vellum printings (Printing) -- England -- London -- 19th century.
Page proofs (Printing) -- England -- London -- 19th century.
Woodcuts -- 1897.
Morris, William, 1834-1896.
Mowlem, Stephen, printer.
Berners, John Bourchier, Baron, 1466 or 1467-1533, translator.
Keates, Charles, engraver.
Spielmeyer, W., engraver.
Froissart, Jean, 1338?-1410? Chroniques. English.
Kelmscott Press, printer.

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