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GEOFFREY of Monmouth.:
BRITANNIAE UTRIUSQUE REGUM ET PRINCIPUM ORIGO. (KING ARTHUR).
Paris J. Badius Ascenius, 1517. SECOND EDITION 1517, edited by Ivo Cavellatus. Latin text, small 4to, approximately 190 x 135 mm, 7½ x 5¼ inches, leaves: [8], 1-101, numbered on rectos only. Woodcut printer's device on title-page: vignette of printing shop, depicting the operation of a hand-press by three printers. The block has a double-line border. On the press itself is the imprint 'Prelu[m] Asce[n]sianu[m]', and below the press are the initials and printer's mark of J. Badius. Name of printer from title statement; date of publication from colophon, Io. Badius Ascensius lectori sa. ... Ex aedibus nostris iteru[m] ad Idus Septe[m]b. anni. MDXVII. Signatures: AA8, A-M8, N6 [N6 blank]. Woodcut coat of arms held by angel on signature AA8v. Woodcut floral and foliate crible initials, side-notes, index at the front. Old calf, red title label with gilt lettering and gilt decoration to spine between raised bands, new endpapers. Binding rubbed and scuffed, hinges just beginning to crack at head and tail of spine, head of spine scuffed with slight loss of surface leather, title page has ink stamped intials AR in 2 places plus neat old ink notes, small repairs to top and bottom corner tips, fore-edge of title page has old repairs to verso, following page has a pale ink stamp of a coat of arms in the outer margin, occasional neat old ink marginal notes and underlining, some pale staining to some pages, Folio xvii which is slightly trimmed at outer edges and is affected by pale staining to top margin. Last 13 leaves have a small brown stain to tips of top and lower corners, also slig … [Click Below for Full Description]
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