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The Song of Roland. [Translated from the Old French by Isabel Butler, following the text of Theodor Müsser et al]
[Cambridge: Printed by The Riverside Press for Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1906] - "The Song of Roland . . . , one of the most popular of the Rogers books, was notable for drawings made by Rogers from the stained glass windows of the cathedral of Chartres, printed from line blocks and hand colored" (Blumenthal) (ROGERS, BRUCE) Limited edition, no. 9 of 220 copies. Folio. Illustrated throughout with 6 vignettes by Bruce Rogers, colored by hand in blues, reds, greens and yellow tones after the stained glass windows at Chartres. Printed in red, blue, brown, gilt, and black. The type fonts are a lettre batarde and Civilite types imported from France. [ii], 34, [1] pp. Patterned tan paper boards, vellum spine with brown lettering. One of BR's greatest books from his early period. In remains of original glassine. One small stain on vellum spine, and a small spot on the last leaf of text, a near fine copy. Blumenthal, Bruce Rogers, p. 17; Warde 71; Blumenthal, Printed Book in America, p. 65 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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