First printed at Antwerp by John Laet anno 1565. Newly printed in 1930 at the Shakespeare Head Press Stratford-upon-Avon and published for the Press by Basil Blackwell. One of 475 copies, beautifully bound and printed.
An uncommon announcement for the Shakespeare Head Press edition of Bede's history which was printed in an edition of 450 copies on Batchelor's Kelmscott handmade paper. Bifolium announcement with four unnumbered printed pages, the final page being a specimen page. Item #1502
CONDITION & DETAILS: 11.25 x 7.75. Pristine condition. NOT library. Bound in full calf, 6 raised bands at the spine; gilt-lettering; blind-stamped on the front and rear board. Handsome wide margins. Dedication and book-heading pages printed in red and black; with several in-text woodcuts and beautiful typography on handmade, heavy deckle-edged paper.