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Evans (Sebastian)

THE HIGH HISTORY OF THE HOLY GRAAL

Translated from the Old French by Sebastian Evans, LL.D. With Decorative Drawings by Jessie M. King.

Published: J.M. Dent & Co., London, MDCCCIII (1903)

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xvii + 379 pages, frontispiece on India paper printed in red and black, additional title page in red and black, 22 plates on India paper with tissue guards, decorative chapter head and tail pieces, bound in full dark brown morocco by Bumpus of Oxford, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, original decorated front cover and spine printed in light blue and gold on parchment bound in at the end, a very good copy of the large paper edition.

Calling card of the Duke of Newcastle with the inscription, 'Wishing you a Happy Birthday' (?) tipped onto the title page.

The colophon reads: 'Of this edition on large paper, 225 copies have been printed for England and America, of which this is No. 15. of the English Edition.'

Jessie M. King, Scottish book illustrator: 'the most prolific, the most versatile, and the most heavily collected Scottish book illustrator and cover designer - Jessie Marion King.'  Max Begg, Textualities, October 21st, 20109. (http://textualities.net/max-begg/jessie-m-king).

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (257 x 178 mm)
  • Name: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
  • Telephone: 021 794 0600
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  • Trade Associations: ABA - ILAB, SABDA


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