Love Ballads of the XVIth Century

Book courtesy of Richard Blacher. Pictures and comments courtesy of Paul Jackson.

Love Ballads of the XVIth Century

1897

#13 of 80

This book measures 8 1/2" x 5" and has 120 pages. The text body is Antiqua Old Style with the preface set in Monotype Series #16. The book was printed in two colors on Ruisdael paper with a cloth spine and paper over boards. Many of the books have some, if not all, initial letters illuminated. McKenna states that there were 40 copies specially hand illumined but this book specifies in hand writing by Elbert Hubbard that 80 copies were specially illumined. Additionally, there is an edition of 100 not listed in McKenna. Interestingly, the edition of 80 I have seen has virtually no extra illumination. There is also an unlimited edition printed and bound the same as the limited editions.
This book was advertised in the July 1897 Philistine. Bound in antique boards the selling price was $2.00. This book is listed in the 1899 catalog and sold for $2.00

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