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[FINE PRESS & LIVRE D'ARTISTE]. -- [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. [GUILELMUS, Archbishop of Tyre]. The History of Godefrey of Boloyne and of the Conquest of Iherusalem. Edited by H. Halliday Sparling. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. 

4to (290 x 215 mm). Printed in Troy type, the list of chapter headings and glossary in Chaucer type, printed in black and red, woodcut title-page and facing page with full woodcut page-border, numerous three-quarter, column height and smaller woodcut page-borders, 8-line and smaller initial capitals, printer's device. Original limp vellum, spine gilt-lettered, silk ties unreleased, guard sheets laid in, uncut (slightest soiling); full morocco folding case.
 
LIMITED EDITION, one of 300 copies on paper of a total edition of 306. In Morris’s announcement for the work, he remarks on the “many new ornaments in this the latest issue from the Kelmscott Press; for the chapters being very short and the scheme of ornament being very similar to that of the last two quartos, the Reynard and the Recuyell, the book is very decorative” (qtd. in Peterson). Cockerell 15 ("This was the fifth and last of the Caxton reprints, with many new ornaments and initials and a new printer's mark ... it was the first book published and sold at the Kelmscott Press"); Peterson A 15.

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