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The Order of Chivalry. Translated from the French by William Caxton, edited by F.S. Ellis.
- 1893 1892 - [ONE OF 225 COPIES] (of an edition of 235 copies) printed in black and red in Chaucer type on Flower paper of two sizes, woodcut frontispiece designed by Burne-Jones, first woodcut initial recently hand-coloured with green and red, pp. [iv], 150, [2], small 4to and 8vo, original limp vellum, backstrip lettered in gilt, green silk ties, just lightly soiled, bookplate of Harry Alfred Fowler (reproducing the Kelmscott Press device), very good. The first book to use the Chaucer type. The second half, containing Morris's translation of the French poem 'L'Ordene de Chevalerie', was included as an afterthought. As a result the first half was printed in quarto on small Flower paper - the last time the press used that paper - and the second half as an octavo on paper exactly twice the size, so that the resulting leaves have the same dimensions. Harry Alfred Fowler (1889-1959) was an American collector and bookplate enthusiast. (Peterson A13)
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