[Item #56423] Seven Facsimiles of Incunables by Cambridge University Press [George Parker Winship's copies]. Geoffrey CHAUCER, John Lydgate, Thomas Betson, Benet Burgh.

Seven Facsimiles of Incunables by Cambridge University Press [George Parker Winship's copies]

Cambridge: University Press, 1905-07. Limited Edition. Octavo (27cm). 7 vols in original quarter vellum with grey paper over boards, printed vellum label on fronts; plain endpapers; photogravure facsimile plates. 3 vols with the bookplate of George Parker Winship. With Cambridge University Press order forms and publication announcements laid in. Straight copies with light shelf wear, a few board corners reinforced with varnish, occasional scattered foxing but largely clean: Very Good or better.

7 of a series of 12 facsimiles of scarce English incunabulae published by the Cambridge University Press in the early 1900s. Many of the originals were small pamphlets, known only in one copy. 250 copies were printed of each volume, of which 200 were for sale. This set from the library of George Parker Winship, with his bookplate in three of the seven volumes.

1. CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Story of Queen Anelida and the False Arcite. 1905. The original "Printed at Westminster by William Caxton about the year 1477." [28]pp, n.p. With the Winship bookplate. Mostly unopened.

2. The Book of Curtesye. 1905. The original "Printed at Westminster by William Caxton about the Year 1477." [36]pp. With the Winship bookplate. Mostly unopened.

3. BETSON, Thomas. A Ryght Profytable Treatyse Compendiously Drawen Out of Many and Dyvers Wrytynges of Holy Men. 1905. The original "Printed in Caxton's house by Wynken de Worde about 1500." [42]pp; three illustrations and printer's device.

4. BURGH, Benet [trans.] Parvus Cato Magnus Cato. 1906. The original "Printed at Westminster by William Caxton about the year 1477." [76]pp. Unopened.

5. LYDGATE, John [trans.] The Churl and the Bird. 1906. The original "Printed by William Caxton about 1478." [28]pp. Mostly unopened. With the Winship bookplate.

6. LYDGATE, John [trans.] A Lytell Treatyse of the Horse, the Sheep, and the Ghoos. 1906. The original "Printed at Westminster by Wynkyn de Worde about 1499." [30]pp; one illustration and printer's device.

7. The Abbaye of the Holy Ghost. 1907. The original "Printed at Westminster by Wynken de Worde about the year 1496." [46]pp; two illustrations and printer's device. With a small auction description laid down on front pastedown.

Price: $750.00

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