New York: [The Gilliss Press, 1903]. One of 160 copies printed by the Gillis Press for Charles Scribner’s Sons. An edition of 150 copies in a different binding was printed by the Ashendene Press in the same year. With elaborate engraved title-page, text illustrations throughout, and the printer’s device of Wynkyn de Worde on the final page. Also with red decorative initials and ornaments throughout. A near fine copy of a lovely book. Full limp vellum with gilt lettering and decoration. Original ties have been trimmed away at fore-edge but remain threaded through the binding and are visible at spine. Two twentieth-century bookplates on front pastedown, both of book collector David Wagstaff, (1885-1951) with some offsetting from one bookplate on front free endpaper. Also with the modern bookplate of television producer and collector of sporting books Rob Cohen (not to be confused with the film director of the same name). Octavo. lxxxvi pp. Item #16745
Wynkyn de Worde printed The Boke of Saint Albans, which is often credited in whole or in part to Juliana Berners, in 1496. Berners’ authorship of the Boke has not been entirely verified, but her other writing on fishing, hunting, and hawking is some of the first of its kind.