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Joan the Maid of Orleans, Being That Portion of the Chronicles of St. Denis Which Deals with Her Life and Times, from the Chroniques de France Printed in Paris in 1493; Now translated by Pauline Sowers with Reproductions of Woodcuts from the Original Edition, and a Bibliographical Note on the Work of Antoine Verard
San Francisco: Roy Vernon Sowers [Printed by The Grabhorn Press], 1938. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. One 525 copies, unnumbered, Folio - over 12 to 15" tall, 33 pp. An exceedingly lovely version of the story of Joan of Arc, at the time of this publication the first English translation, done by Pauline Sowers, of this particular version, taken from the Chronicles of St. Denis, and using woodcuts from the original version of 1493 printed by Antoine Verard (active between 1485 and 1512).A superior example of the talented work of the Grabhorn Press.***DESCRIPTION: Powder blue paper boards with tan cloth back, the coat-of-arms of Joan printed on the front board in blue and gold, paper spine label with red lettering, plain endpapers, title page with text in red, vignette of Joan of Arc in black, sectional half-title page with a calligraphic initial capital letter in red which is a "careful adaptation from an initial actually designed by Verard" (per the books' Bibliographical Note), twenty-two woodcuts total, many initial capital letters in red or blue, marginal notes and page numbers in red, colophon in red at the end following the text; type Koch Bibel Gotisch, handset; paper machine made, folio size (approx. 15" tall), pagination: (i-viii), (1)-25 (note that the page numbers in the book are in Roman Numerals). Printed in a limited edition of 525 copies, unnumbered.***CONDITION: Near fine, with clean binding, a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings; some minor rubbing to the corners, else fine, lacking the plain dust jacket.***CITATION: Heller & Magee no. 289.***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please inquire for details.***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA, and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions, we are here to help.
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