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Lefèvre, Raoul, fl. 1460
The recuyell of the historyes of Troye.
Additional Title(s):
Recueil des histoires de Troie. English
[Hammersmith : Kelmscott press, 1892]
Physical Description:
2 v. ; 30 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PQ1570.A7 E5 1892+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
BEIN Ip M834 +Zc892: Bookplate of D.F. Appleton.
Paged continuously. Collation: v. [1]: 3 blank l., xv, [2], 2-295 p., 3 blank l. ; v. [2]: 3 blank l., [297]-718 p., 5 blank l.
Colophon: Here ends this new edition of William Caxton's Recuyell of the historyes of Troy, done after the first edition; corrected for the press by H. Halliday Sparling, and printed by me William Morris at the Kelmscott press, Upper Hall, Hammersmith, in the county of Middlesex, & finished on the fourteenth day of October, 1892. Sold by Bernard Quaritch, 15, Piccadilly.
Page iii: Here begynneth the volume intituled & named the Recuyell of the hystoryes of Troye, composed & drawen oute of dyuerce bookes of Latyn in to Frensshe by ... Raoul le Feure, preest & chapelayn vnto ... Phelip, duc of Bourgoyne ... in the yere ... a thousand foure honderd sixty and foure. And translated and drawen out of Frensshe in to Englisshe by Willyam Caxton, mercer, of the cyte of London, at the commaundement of ... Margarete ... duchess of Bourgoyne ... whiche sayd translacion and worke was begonne in Brugis ... the fyrst day of Marche, the yere ... a thousand foure honderd sixty & eyghte, and ... fynysshyd in ... Colen ... the xix day of Septembre, the yere ... a thousand foure honderd sixty and enleuen ...
Half-title, "The recuyell of the historyes of Troye" (p. [xvi]) on floreated background, within ornamental border.
Gothic type: the body of the book in "Troy," designed by Morris in 1891; the table of chapters and glossary in the smaller "Chaucer" type cut in 1892. The first book printed in "Troy," and the first in which "Chaucer" type appears. Ornaments and initials. Captions in red.
300 copies printed on paper, and 5 vellum--cf. H.H. Sparling, The Kelmscott press and William Morris. (London 1924).
Caxton's edition, printed in collaboration with Colard Mansion at Bruges, about 1474, was the first book printed in English.
Peterson, W.S. Bibliography of the Kelmscott Press A8
BAC: British Art Center copy is one of 5 copies on vellum. Bound in vellum with silk ties.
Subject Terms:
Appleton, D. F. -- Bookplate. (BEIN)
Kelmscott Press -- Publisher. (BACRB)
Morris, William -- Printer. (BACRB)
Troy (Extinct city) -- Legends.
Troy (Extinct city) -- Romances, legends, etc.
Woodcut -- Specimens -- 1892. (BACRB)
Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492.
Sparling, H. Halliday (Henry Halliday)
Morris, William, 1834-1896, printer.
Kelmscott Press.

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