SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS. FROISSART, Jehan. BOURCHIER, Sir John. ~ Froissart's Cronycles.
Eight volumes. One of 350 copies, this no. 147. Illustrated with more than 600 hand coloured wood cuts of coats of arms of English, Scottish and Irish knights, heraldic head- & tailpieces and 6 hand coloured maps, drawn by Paul Woodruffe. 4to., original holland-backed blue paper covered boards, printed paper labels to spines (with the extra spine labels tipped-in at the rear of each volume), fore and lower edges uncut. Some darkening and creasing to spines, otherwise a handsome set.
Arguably the masterpiece from the Shakespeare Head Press, and a superb example of Bernard Newdigate’s printing using Sir John Bourchier, Lord Berners’s translation from the French, printed from Richard Pynson’s edition which was first printed in 1523.
With the prospectus inserted loose into Volume I.