SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

£350.00

The Little Flowers of S. Francis of Assisi.

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London: the Florence Press, 1909.

Number 290 of 500 (475 for sale) copies printed in red and black on Batchelor hand-made paper. Elaborate title page designed by Noel Rooke based on an Italian manuscript, 1504. Headings and initials throughout in red. Translated from the Italian by T.W. Arnold. 4to. 135 pp. Original limp vellum with yapp edges and green silk ties. Original white ribbon page-marker. Gilt titling on spine and upper cover. T.E.G. 29 plates reproduced from the Codice Laurenziano Gaddiano CXII in the Laurentian LIbrary, Florence. A collection of popular legends about the life of St. Francis of Assisi and his early companions; one of the most delightful literary works of the Middle Ages. Published by Chatto & Windus for the Florence Press which was operated by Philip Lee-Warner with the expressed intention of producing beautiful books in the choicest types. This copy in limp vellum with green silk ties whereas most copies were in cloth covered boards. A near fine + copy.

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