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Foolscap Press

Published by Foolscap Press, Berkeley, CA (1997)

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About this Item: Foolscap Press, Berkeley, CA, 1997. Condition: Near fine. Peggy Gotthold (illustrator). By Lawrence G. Van Velzer. Issued by Foolscap Press, of Berkeley in 1997. An oblong folded sheet, with an illustration by Peggy Gotthold. Folded once to 8.75 x 7.25 inches. Near fine. Prints comments about the book by James Halfamoron, Lily C. Freepass and others. A single sheet. Seller Inventory # 21429

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Foolscap Press.

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About this Item: Foolscap, 2002. Condition: Near fine. Published by Foolscap 2002. An illustrated sheet, folded once, 14 x 10.25 inches. Near fine. Seller Inventory # 19852

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A Letter to Isabelle Rimbaud: Staff of Foolscap

Staff of Foolscap Press

Published by Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, CA (2000)

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About this Item: Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, CA, 2000. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Chapbook. Cream colored paper with hand sewn binding. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. Appearing as a letter with address, stamp, and wax seal to rear cover. 12 pages. One of the Presses All Fool's Day keepsakes. VERY FINE. All corners pointed. Binding tight, without stress creasing and square. Without creases, bumps, chips or tears. Not marked in any way and very clean and bright. All items carefully wrapped and sent boxed. Seller Inventory # 1110602

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Staff of Foolscap Press

Published by Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, CA (2005)

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About this Item: Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, CA, 2005. Soft cover. Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Chapbook. Red paper hand sewn binding. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. With color illustration to first page and black/white art throughout the 12 pages. One of the Presses All Fool's Day keepsakes. AS NEW. All corners pointed. Binding tight, without stress creasing and square. Without creases, bumps, chips or tears. Not marked in any way and very clean and bright. All items carefully wrapped and sent boxed. Seller Inventory # 1110601

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Foolscap Press] Preston, Army Lt. James (Jimmy) who was supreme allied commmander

Published by Foolscap, Santa Cruz (2001)

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About this Item: Foolscap, Santa Cruz, 2001. Paperback. Condition: Fine. Paperback. An April Fools day keepsake. Green, black, and white patterned front wrapper. Pristine. [12 pages] PRI/072408. Seller Inventory # 20900

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Foolscap Press]

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About this Item: Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, 2000. Paperback. Condition: Fine. Paperback. An April Fools day keepsake. Beige paper wrappers which have been made to look like a letter with address, stamp, and wax seal to rear wrapper. Pristine. [12 pages] PRI/072408. Seller Inventory # 20901

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Foolscap Press (Berkeley, Calif.) and Francesco Petrarca.

Published by Berkeley, Calif.: Foolscap Press. (1993)

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About this Item: Berkeley, Calif.: Foolscap Press., 1993. Condition: Good. 4to. One folded sheet. [4] pp., illus. Very good on Lana Pur Fil paper. This is a prospectus for a book, not the book itself. Seller Inventory # 13-1134

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Foolscap Press; Bonnafont Gallery; Michael Katakis.

Published by Santa Cruz & San Francisco, CA.: Foolscap Press & Bonnafont Gallery. (2008)

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About this Item: Santa Cruz & San Francisco, CA.: Foolscap Press & Bonnafont Gallery., 2008. Condition: Good. PROSPECTUS. 8vo. Folded Card, Exhibition Announcement & Postcard, Very Good+. Prospectus for Despatches & Exhibition Announcement finely printed on light card stock. Post card full color photographic reproduction. In opened envelope addressed to Peter Howard, Serendipity Books. Seller Inventory # 15-5576

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Foolscap Press & Tangram.

Published by San Francisco: Arion Press. (1993)

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About this Item: San Francisco: Arion Press., 1993. Condition: Good. One-sided card, measuring 3.5' x 5. Invitation to Foolscap Press & Tangram Publication Party & Exhibition of Books.Very good. Seller Inventory # 15-5623

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Desert Dreams.: Foolscap Press) Van

Foolscap Press) Van Velzer (Lawrence G.)

Published by Oblong 4to, pp.144, (Lawrence Van Velzer & Peggy Gotthold) Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, 1998. (1998)

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About this Item: Oblong 4to, pp.144, (Lawrence Van Velzer & Peggy Gotthold) Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, 1998., 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. One of 185 numbered copies printed on Legion Letterpress paper. Multicoloured illustrations by Peggy Gotthold. Bound in orange and red Japanese cloths over boards bisected with a pictorial printed label. A fine copy. A tale taken from the heart of the Great Middle Desert in which three of its more unusual denizens embark upon shared companionship and travel. Tommy is a young tumbleweed attracted by the distant horizon, Dusty a dust devil with an array of hats fashioned from fine sand, and Crawfoot a crow caught between his desire to remain amidst comfortable surroundings and his lust for new shiny things. Seller Inventory # 471

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Browning, Robert

Published by The Foolscap Press, (Champaign, IL) (1966)

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About this Item: The Foolscap Press, (Champaign, IL), 1966. Foolscap Press (illustrator). 4to. stiff paper wrappers, cord-tied. 11+(1) pages. Limited to 50 copies. Color woodcut illustrations by Mary Ellen Chapdu. Hand printed on Warren's Oldd Style white wove paper with Nekoosa felt finish paper wrappers. Brief introductory note. Wrappers lightly soiled. Christmas gift letter laid in. stiff paper wrappers, cord-tied. Seller Inventory # 115072

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The Man in Asbestos. An Allegory of: Foolscap Press] Leacock,

Foolscap Press] Leacock, Stephen B.

Published by Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz (1990)

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About this Item: Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Hardcover. 1 of 150 copies. This story by humorist Stephen B. Leacock (1869 - 1944) was originally published in 1911 in a collection of stories called "Nonsense Novels." Leacock "forces us to face our still-uncertain future, but we find ourselves enjoying the experience" (introduction). Fine in blue Japanese cloth boards wth white paper label to spine and front cover. Designed, printed, and bound by Peggy Gotthold and Lawrence G. Van Velzer as the first book from their Foolscap Press. Printed on a Hacker Hand Press on Mohawk Superfine paper in Monotype Sans Serif type. 28 pages. PRI/033111. Seller Inventory # 24727

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FOOLSCAP PRESS)

Published by Fooldscap Press 1999-2018, San Francisco (1999)

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About this Item: Fooldscap Press 1999-2018, San Francisco, 1999. First editions of these farcical pamphlets. Octavos. Variously paginated and often illustrated. Publisher's sewn stiff wrappers of various hues. Excellent.Peggy Gotthold and Lawrence G. Van Velzer each worked at Arion Press with Glenn Todd; Peggy in the bindery and Lawrence as printer and typesetter. In 1990 they established Foolscap Press. "Foolscap Press is Lawrence G. Van Velzer and Peggy Gotthold. They started Foolscap Press in 1990 after many years in the business in order to publish books under their own imprint. All of the editions are designed, printed and bound at the Press. Peggy Gotthold worked as a bookbinder at Schuberth Bookbindery in San Francisco for a number of years, as well as at Arion Press. She trained in letterpress printing and typesetting at Cowell Press (UCSC), Yolla Bolly Press and Artichoke Press. Larry operated his own press and worked as a printer and typesetter at Arion Press. His father taught printing in technical high schools and was a letterpress printer who learned printing from his father, who published a newspaper printed on a handpress in the 1870's. Foolscap Press is located in the small coastal community of Santa Cruz, along the central coast of California, not far over the hills from San Francisco. The printing facility, bindery and their home surround a kitchen garden in the summer and bird sanctuary in the winter. The pressroom is set up with two platen presses, two proof presses and an assortment of other letterpress equipment. Books are printed from either lead type or from work generated from the computer and made into photopolymer plates, then mounted for letterpress printing. They publish their own original first editions or texts, and produce work for other publishers and fine presses as well. Peggy and Larry work as a creative team, collaborating on all aspects of book production, from conception through marketing." (Nawakum). Titles are; The Spring Haiku of Tobu Sho, 1999. A Letter to Isabelle Rimbaud, 2000. General Dwight D. Eisenhower's Golf Caddie, 2001. Shakespeare: Motions & the Man: Essays by Henryk Moosekowski, 2003. Gaillard Durfort: An Ordinary Frenchman's Ride Up & Down History related by Laurent Durfort, 2004. Tayler's Ho, a Snaile! A Crye for Haelp, 2005. My Private Library: Confessions of a Collector by Basil Roan Quagga, 2006. On the Labeling of Paintings: A Guide for the Art School Impaired, 2007. [B. Traven: An Interview with Himself], 2008. A Foundational Literature Experience for a Young Person, 2010. Calliope vs. Thamyris, et al., 2011. The Diaries of a Damp Stone, 2012. Hoarder's Manual No. 77, 2013. New Foolszit Roman: Finally, a typeface for the rest of us, 2014. Harry Paget Flashman: Dawn of a Dastardly Hero, 2015. A Truer History of Doctor Dolittle, 2016. Murder by the Book, 2018. Seller Inventory # 74035

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The Saint John's Fragment. Against the Odds: Foolscap Press] Annwn,

Foolscap Press] Annwn, David; Thomas Ingmire, calligraphy

Published by Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz (2015)

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About this Item: Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, 2015. Paperback. Condition: Fine. Paperback. Number 19 of 116 copies. Signed by the poet and calligrapher. A beautiful production from this press. From the book artists' description of this book: "This book is a collaboration between Anglo-Welsh poet, critic and publisher David Annwn and the celebrated San Francisco calligrapher Thomas Ingmire. Originally, they created a truly remarkable unique book with the subject matter Saint John's Fragment. This was great for the owner, but leaves nothing for the rest of us. We ve gone back to the collaborative drawing table with David and Thomas to create our own edition, the result of a second collaboration, and although still sharply limited, it allows something for those of us who want an echo of their astounding original work.The piece of papyrus called the Saint John's Fragment was acquired in an Egyptian market in 1920 by Bernard Grenfell, an English scientist and Egyptologist. It now resides in the collection of the Rylands Library at the University of Manchester in England.This scrap of paper-like material, measuring only 3.5 by 2.5 inches, is made from the pith of the papyrus plant. It is dated from between 100 CE and 150 CE and is generally accepted as the earliest extant record of a canonical New Testament text. Written on both sides of the papyrus, it must have been part of a codex, that is, a collection of sewn and folded leaves, not a scroll or an isolated sheet. That being the case, it would be among the earliest surviving examples of a literary codex. It was written in Greek in a script known as Hadrianic, named after Hadrian (76 CE-138 CE), the Roman Emperor of that era. David Annwn has responded to this fragment in a poem that always seem to bear just below the surface remembrance of a statement from the Rylands Library: "The importance of this fragment is quite out of proportion to its size, . . ." And yet it exists, considering all which could have destroyed it, against the odds. Thomas Ingmire's calligraphy shows the image of the actual fragment, then the restored page, then the English translation of the restored page in flaps that extend the pages in order to allow for the missing text. The calligrapher has added gold tooling to the title and half-title pages." The book is printed letterpress on Frankfurt Cream paper and bound in heavy brown handmade paper from Cave Paper with cream paper spine label. In fine condition. 8.25 x 6.25 inches. Unpaginated [40 pages]. PRI/022515. Seller Inventory # 28032

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Foolscap Press] (Lawrence G. Van Velzer, printer)

Published by Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz (2002)

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About this Item: Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, 2002. Paperback. Condition: Fine in Fine Box. Paperback. 126 of 200 copies. This is an unusual and lovely scroll book, which, according to the Press, follows the written record of a wondrous monument standing in Athens. The Tower has been explained by scholars from antiquity to the present, yet the Tower of the Winds was and still is a mystery to those who study it. The work is original to the Foolscap Press both in content and exterior form, and was created as a biblio-artifact, both a book and an object. The book is in a pre-codex form, allowing the reader to scroll through history viewing the subject along a panorama 25 feet in length. In addition to reproducing historic texts, there are illustrations of the Tower by James Stuart and Nicolas Revett, two important early British architects. The work is printed in Adobe Herculanum type on Zerkall Book and hand made papyrus from Egypt. It is housed in a formed sculptural / architectural case. Each case is a rigid cylinder hinged with cloth and lined with a map of ancient Athens. Issued with handling instructions. It is a stunning and inventive work from this press. PRI/101713. Seller Inventory # 33453

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Foolscap Press. van Velzer, Lawrence G. & Peggy Gotthold.

Published by Santa Cruz, 2002. (2002)

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About this Item: Santa Cruz, 2002., 2002. A scroll book 11 inches high, opening to 25 feet. The scroll opens with a flap of papyrus. The end of the scroll is secured to a brass rod with finial. The illustrations are reproductions of the first accurate images of the Tower of the Winds (James Stuart and Nicholas Revett, The Antiquities of Athens, 1762). Housed in a hinged cylinder lined with a map of Athens. The scroll cases were produced from dyed, hand-shaped Arches paper. Fine. No. 109 of 200 copies printed letterpress in Adobe Heraculanum type. Written, printed, and bound by van Velzer and Gotthold. The text follows the written record; bibliographical references are provided. The octagonal Tower of the Winds, or Horologium, on the Agora of Athens was built circa 50 BC. Each of its eight sides bears a frieze of one of the eight wind deities. Beneath are 8 sundials, and a waterclock in the interior. Seller Inventory # 17176

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The Snails: Foolscap Press] Highsmith,

Foolscap Press] Highsmith, Patricia (author); Peggy Gotthold and Lawrence G. Van Velzer (designer, printer, and binder)

Published by Foolscap Press (2016)

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About this Item: Foolscap Press, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Hardcover. Number 16 of 100 copies. The Snails is a short story by Patricia Highsmith (author of The Talented Mr. Ripley) about giant snails with huge teeth that inhabit a remote island. When an out-of-shape professor decides to visit the island in hopes of capturing one of the snails in order to secure fame for himself, his plans go awry. A seemingly peculiar topic for a story, it was perfect for Highsmith who kept snails as pets and was known to take them to parties on leaves of lettuce in her handbag. The book is housed in a brick red cloth box with a cast-paper sculpture of a snail shell to the top cover. The book is bound in tan cloth with an illustration of a snail pasted down to the front cover. Within the folds of the accordion structure binding are smaller gatherings of pages, which include the text. Illustrations of snails roaming the island and encountering the professor are printed on the larger pages. An interesting structure, as is frequent with books issued by the Foolscap Press. Letterpress printed from polymer plates. In fine condition. Unpaginated. [44 pages] PRI/022217. Seller Inventory # 31009

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For Sale, Baby Shoes, Never Worn: Six: Foolscap Press] Alix

Foolscap Press] Alix Christie, Michael Palin, Susan Straight, Michael Katakis, Nataly Adrian, & Lawrence G. Van Velzer, Peggy Gotthold (illustrator)

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About this Item: Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Hardcover. Number 19 of 200 copies of which 140 were offered for sale. Signed by each author. "As a journalist Ernest Hemingway was trained to cut to the story's essentials, leaving out those words that stand between the writer and his intent. And so we have a Hemingway principle of good writing-the well-hewn sentence. It is said that Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write the shortest of short stories: the ultimate example of brevity in storytelling. Though perhaps apocryphal-no one can tell us who challenged him or on what occasion-this was the result: "For Sale, Baby Shoes, Never Worn." Writers have attempted to equal this six-word short story with six of their own, but no one has clearly beaten the master. Those six words are just too good. Foolscap Press commissioned six writers each to write a six-page story where only the title was supplied. The writers were free to do whatever they chose within those parameters. We invited three women and three men in order to balance personal experiences and writing styles. The response is these six extraordinary stories stocked with a captivating cast of characters. And, yes, there is a distinction between the men and women writers. And what happens when it comes to dealing with an unmitigated loss (as the title might suggest)? You can read for yourself these six creations spun from six very different imaginative worlds, all in response to those six tantalizing words" (Foolscap Press). A large book bound in light blue Japanese cloth with paper title label on front cover. The book is sewn in an modified accordion structure designed so that each story is presented individually. Each story has its own title page which has been signed by the author. Each title page features a different collaged print of a pair of shoes by Peggy Gotthold on Kitakata paper. Letterpress printed on Frankfurt Cream text paper using hand-set Garamond type. Unpaginated. [60 pages.] PRI/031011. Seller Inventory # 24595

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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville Beyond: FOOLSCAP PRESS.

FOOLSCAP PRESS.

Published by Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, California (2019)

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About this Item: Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, California, 2019. No. 26 of 90 copies. Hand coloured illustrations and illuminated borders and delicate initials throughout by Peggy Gotthold with borders decorated in gilt, also with 5 handcoloured double page imaginative maps on handmade linen paper made at Papeterie Saint-Armand in Montreal. Printed letterpress by Lawrence G. van Velzer on handmade Chancery paper produced at the University of Iowa's Center for the Book, the text is set in Silentium type designed by Jovica Veljovic. Sm. folio, bound by Peggy Gotthold in red paper covered limp wrappers with vellum strips and different printed alphabets with gilt handdrawn borders as endpapers, housed in the original rich russet cloth clamshell box, lined in ochre and red silk cloth, printed paper labels on spine and upper cover. As new. An exquisite illuminated and illustrated edition of Mandeville's wanderings in unknown, often bizarre and fantastical lands. The text is based on the Cotton MS (late 14th-early 15th century), a translation which was first completely edited in 1725 and, being close to the French original, is the starting point all studies of Sir John Mandeville. The Foolscap Press have produced a truly splendid book - each page is full of beautiful hand coloured illustrations and delicate illuminations. A feast for the eyes perfectly complimenting Mandeville's extraordinary text. Prospectus inserted loose. Seller Inventory # 9865

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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville Beyond: Foolscap Press] Peggy

Foolscap Press] Peggy Gotthold (illustrations and illuminations)

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About this Item: Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, 2019. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Hardcover. Number 22 of 90 copies, numbered and signed by the binder and printer. The press describes the book: "The Travels of Sir John Mandeville follows a journey that began in 1322 and continued on for more than thirty years. This edition commences as Mandeville leaves the Holy Land and travels east to the lands beyond Egypt, which were mostly unknown to Western Europeans at that time. It is a strange journey and one that has kept his book alive and in print since it was first published in manuscript form in 1357. His was a piece of European literature rather than a history of exploration. The book was carried aboard ship by Christopher Columbus and others on their voyages of discovery, adding to their confidence that they could safely circumnavigate the globe. Our edition is illustrated and illuminated by Peggy Gotthold following Mandeville's observations of strange flora and fauna and the remarkable beings he encountered; and especially of the wondrous and powerful kingdoms he chanced upon, which held more gold and jewels and strange customs than his contemporaries could imagine; here are kings and emperors with power at their finger tips beyond the reach of any autocratic ruler in Medieval Europe. Our text is based mainly on the Cotton MS, a translation that was first edited in 1725 and continues to be a starting point for serious study of Sir John Mandeville. Though imperfect, it adheres very closely to the original. As no inventive travel book should be made without including a map or two, we have supplemented Mandeville's narrative with five imaginative maps created for this edition. These are maps that would make sense to a fellow traveler of Mandeville's time. They are not modern maps where one might expect to identify one's place on land or the sea. There are no precise coordinates of latitude and longitude. These maps are also narrative and allow the reading traveler to follow Sir John Mandeville, whoever he was, through an unfamiliar landscape. The modern reader will also discover the bizarre and unexpected in the world and share in Mandeville's amazement and curiosity while traveling alongside him." Bound in flexible red paper covered boards with paper title label to front cover. Includes five double-page maps printed on handmade linen paper from Papeterie St. Armand. Hand-applied illuminations appear throughout. Letterpress printed on paper handmade at the University of Iowa's Center for the Book under the direction of Timothy Barrett in Silentium text, designed by Jovica Veljovic. Housed in a red cloth covered clamshell box. Size of book: 9 x 12.75 inches. 104 pages. PRI/061319. Seller Inventory # 33455

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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville beyond: Foolscap Press) Mandeville,

Foolscap Press) Mandeville, Sir John

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About this Item: Foolscap Press, Santa Cruz, 2019. Softcover. Condition: Fine. Limited edition. Folio. Printed on paper handmade at the University of Iowa's Center for the Books; five double-spread maps are printed in paper handmade at Papeterie Saint-Armand in Montreal. Printed letterpress by Lawrence G. Van Valzer in Silentium, a font designed by Jovica Veljovi? The text is based mainly on the Cotton MS C.xvi, a translation first edited in 1725. Illustrated throughout by Peggy Gotthold, who also hand painted and gilded the pages. Bound in deep red Cave paper and protected in a cloth clamshell case. A fine copy. One of 90 numbered copies signed by the printer and the artist. Seller Inventory # 21273

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