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The Song of Roland , trans. Isabel Butler.

Auction:
2730B
Lot:
295
Sold for:
$923

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2730B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 31, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

The Song of Roland, trans. Isabel Butler. Cambridge: Riverside Press, for Houghton Mifflin, [1906].
Folio, limited edition, number 89 of 220, book design by Bruce Rogers, text printed with hand-set type in two columns in a gothic face in black ink; side-notes in civilité, printed in brown; initials headings, and chapter heads printed in red, initials in blue; the first initial printed in gold; hand-colored emblem of the Riverside Press on title; and six text woodcuts colored by hand, their stained glass design inspired by Chartres Cathedral; bound in half vellum and tips with fleur-de-lis decorated paper boards; boards somewhat faded, discolored, contents very good, 17 1/2 x 11 1/4 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000


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Riverside Press, Isabel Butler, Cambridge, Chartres Cathedral, Bruce Rogers

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