Oct 11, 2012 - Sale 2289

Sale 2289 - Lot 43

Price Realized: $ 9,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
RARE VELLUM COPY (ASHENDENE PRESS.) Saint Francis of Assisi. Un Mazzetto scelto di certi Fioretti del Glorioso Pavorello di Cristo. Printed entirely on vellum with red and black text. 10 woodcuts by Charles M. Gere. Initials by Graily Hewitt printed from the blocks. 4to, original gilt-lettered green limp vellum with ties, some mild natural discoloration; scattered light foxing, mostly at end; bookplate. (Chelsea, 1904)

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one of only 25 copies printed on vellum from a total edition of 175. A lovely production, printed in Subiaco type in double column in black, and headings, initial capitals, and shoulder notes in red. Ashendene Bibliography 54; Hornby XIX.