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[St. Jerome]

Vita De Sancto Hieronymo

Cambridge: Cygnet Press, 1928

Small 8vo, pp. 36. Illustrated with woodcuts. Original green boards, lettered in gilt on black spine. Paper label lettered in black to front panel. A fine, unopened copy in the original glassine, entirely unchipped, and in the original box. With the original prospectus laid in.

First edition thus. First book of the Cygnet Press, '[a] publishing title selected by a group of bookish enthusiasts, chief among them being Mr. George Parker Winship.' (Will Ransom, Private Presses And Their Books). Italian text.
Both this life of St. Jerome, and its woodcut illustrations, are drawn from the Lorenzo de Rossi edition of Jerome's letters, first published at Ferrara in 1497.

Ransom: p. 241



Keywords: CYGNET PRESS"

£100.00


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