RARE Facsimile Numbered Limited Edition of Le Morte D'Arthur Printed by William Caxton 1485
Title: Le Morte D'Arthur Printed by William Caxton 1485
Publisher: The Scolar Press in association with the Pierpont Morgan Library, London
Publication Date: 1976
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Limited edition.
IBSN: 0 85967 302 2
Unpaginated. Publisher's linen cloth, leather lettering label in blind. One of 500 numbered copies (this is number 228). Introduction by Paul Needham. This is a facsimile of the Pierpont Morgan Library copy of Caxton's Morte d'Arthur, the only surviving complete copy. (A nearly complete copy is housed at the Rylands Library and a single leaf is at Lincoln Cathedral.) The facsimile is preceded by a discussion of the watermarks in the Pierpont Morgan Library copy and are reproduced by betaradiography. A fine copy in publisher's utilitarian slipcase. This facsimile is your opportunity to own the Caxton printing, barring the discovery of another not institutionally owned original.
Limited to 500 copies. Book measures 29x22.5.cm. Bound in original publishers fleck cloth, with leather title label. Cloth light rubbed, minor wear, label has a light stain, outer page edges slightly dusty. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A good solid copy, internally very clean. Size: Quarto