London: The Folio Society, [n.d., 1963]. Contains an introductory leaf listing the works included and a brief description of each in addition to leaves from twelve different monumental works of English printing from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries, each matted on gray card. Some offsetting from the adhesive that has been used to tip in the leaves and gray card matting. Some individual leaves with light toning or foxing. Overall, a fine set, clean and bright, in a lightly rubbed green cloth clamshell case with a gilt lettered red morocco spine label. One of an edition of 200 sets compiled and issued by the Folio Society. Laarge folio. Item #17297
The leaves included are from Pynson's Froissart (1523), Foxe's Book of Martyrs (1575), the King James Bible (1611, Exodus 15:4-16:24), the Shakespeare Second Folio (1632, As You Like It, part of Sc. 2 to Sc. 4), Clarendon's History (Oxford, 1701-4), Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary (1755), the Baskerville Press Virgil (1757), the Foulis Press Pope (1785), Bulmer's History of the River Thames (1794-6), the Chiswick Press Book of Common Prayer (1844), the Kelmscott Press Well at the World's End (1896), and the Doves Press Milton (1902-5).