Kentfield, California: Allen Press, 1964. One of 139 copies, printed letterpress on handmade paper, in Romanée type. Hand-colored initial letters, and thirty-three woodcut illustrations from the original work by Caxton. Light spot on front of box. Otherwise a fine copy. Three sections of unsewn signatures in the French style, each in colored paper wrappers, contained in a hinged green fabric-covered box lined with brown wood veneer. Folio. Item #14936
A lovely edition of the first English printed work with illustrations and the first complete cosmography in English, a popular encyclopedia of knowledge in the Middle Ages. It was printed by William Caxton, the first English printer, in 1481 on the first English printing press, which he had established in 1476.