Love Ballads of the XVIth Century

 

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Love Ballads of the XVIth Century

1897

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. The press run numbers are unknown but forty copies were specially hand illuminated. Many of the books have some, if not all, initial letters illuminated.
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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