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Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolymitanorum. English
The first crusade : the deeds of the Franks and other Jerusalemites : "Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolimitanorum" / translated into English for the first time by Somerset De Chair ; engravings by Clifford Webb.
London : The Golden Cockerel Press, 1945.
Physical Description:
92, [2] pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
D161.1 .G47 1945+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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"The present translation is based upon a collation of the three mediaeval manuscripts now accepted as being nearest to the original."--Introduction.
"The First crusade has been designed, produced, and published by Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press, London, in Poliphilus type on Arnold's hand-made paper. Composition and press-work under the supervision of F.J. Newbery at the Chiswick Press. Printing completed on the eighteenth day of December, 1945. Compositors: J.W. Perrin and A.W. Dick. Pressman: H. Barker. The edition is limited to 500 numbered copies. Numbers 1-100 have been specially bound."--Colophon.
"First English edition (in London) A.D. 1945."
Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press, 1921-1949, 168
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 11 of 500; signed by the translator. Bound in white full vellum by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.
SML,Y Bh34a +890gg copies 1-2: Photocopies. "No. 114."
Subject Terms:
Crusades -- First, 1096-1099.
Private press books -- England -- London -- Specimens.
Private press books (Publishing) -- England -- London.
Wood engravings -- 1945.
De Chair, Somerset Struben, 1911-, translator.
Chiswick Press, printer.
Golden Cockerel Press, publisher.
Newbery, Francis, 1743-1818, printer.
Sandford, Christopher, book designer.
Sangorski & Sutcliffe, binder.
Webb, Clifford, 1895-, engraver.

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