SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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BOURCHIER, John. [Lord Berners]
The History of the Valiant Knight Arthur of Little Britain.

Published
London: Printed for White, Cochrane, and Co, 1814.
Plates
25
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Printed for White, Cochrane, and Co, 1814.
Ref
998

Thick 4to, Large paper edition, one of 25 copies (of a total edition of 200). Contemporary tan pebbled morocco, gilt stamped with knightly motifs, on boards, all edges gilt. Spine comprised of six compartments of raised bands with decorative repeat gilt motifs, titled in the second compartment. Re-hinged. Bookplate on inside front cover 'Augustus Langton'. Near fine, plates in two states, of this Authurian romance translated from the French. The hand-coloured plates are so richly and precisely coloured that they give the appearance of illuminated miniatures. All plates uncaptioned.