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128691
DOYLE, James E.

A Chronicle of England, B.C. 55-A.D. 1485....

The designs engraved and printed in colours by Edmund Evans.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864

Stock Code: 128691

£1,850
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition of this landmark work, "the first book with original work printed in colour expressly designed for the original text" (Muir, p. 158). A Chronicle of England demonstrates "colour printing at its best, the colours fresh as if they had just been painted, the typography clear and beautiful" (Slythe, p. 28). Indeed, in the designer, Edmund Evans's, opinion, this work was "the most carefully executed book he had ever printed" (Hardie, p. 270).

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Description

Large octavo (270 x 202 mm). Contemporary red straight-grain morocco by Riviere, spine tooled in gilt, four black morocco bands to spine tooled in gilt, elaborate gilt frame to covers, floral gilt rolls to turn-ins and edges, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.

Illustrations

Title page printed in red and black, 81 colour-printed wood-engraved illustrations in the text by Edmund Evans after James Doyle.

Condition

Contemporary shelf mark to front pastedown. Minor wear to edges, covers lightly soiled, a couple of tiny scratches to covers, very faint water stain to outer margin of last 50 pp., a very good, bright, copy.

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