The Legendary History of the Cross : A Series of Sixty-four Woodcuts From a Dutch Book Published by Veldener, A.D. 1483, With an Introduction Written and Illustrated by John Aston. Preface by S. Baring Gould, M.A (Vellum, Early Printing, Bible Studies)

Veldener, et al.

Published by T. Fisher Unwin, 1887
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Boards covered in illustrated vellum with two brass clasps at fore-edge and title in gilt onto spine, 8vo (7-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches [19 x 13.9 cm]), bottom and fore-edges untrimmed, top edge trimmed and stained red, pp. 176. Text printed in black and red, illustrations throughout, with one print being a double-sided fold-out. Upper board, edges, spine bottom and fore-edges of text quite darkened - as if from smoke, pull to head of spine with cracks to top of rear joint and both hinges, fep's toned. Sixty-four woodcuts copied from a 1483 Dutch publication by Veldener, which were in turn taken from an even earlier work, now lost. The original thirty-two blocks were cut in half by Veldener for this 1483 publication, thus making these sixty-four. Heraldic bookplate of George Agnes Des-Geneys, showing a haloed lamb - used as an emblem of Christ - carrying the Templar banner of the cross and standing on a striped compartment, under a royal crown. Ref. Oliver, Heraldry, 1994; Conway, The Woodcutters of the Netherlands in the 15th Century, 1884. Bookseller Inventory # 494

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Title: The Legendary History of the Cross : A ...

Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin

Publication Date: 1887

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Thus.

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