The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile. Mandeville, Maundeville, Grabhorn.
The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile.
The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile.
The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile.
The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile.
The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile.
The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile.
ANGELO, VALENTI

The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile.



MANDEVILLE
, John. [Itinerarium, English]. The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile, Kt. Which treateth of the way to Hierusalem, and of marvayles of Inde, with other ilands and countryes. [4], 156, [1] pp. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts and illuminated initials by Valenti Angelo. Folio, bound by William Wheeler in recent half morocco. New York: [Printed by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn for] Random House, 1928.

The superb Grabhorn edition of Mandeville's Travels, originally written in Anglo-Norman French in 1356-7. "It claims to be a guide, both geographical and ethical, for pilgrims to the Holy Land, but it carries the reader far off course, to Turkey, Tartary, Persia, Egypt, and India. It was an important influence on subsequent English writers from Chaucer to Shakespeare, and was the prototype in English of the popular genre of the fabulous travel book" (Osborne, Oxford Companion). The illustrations were drawn by Valenti Angelo from those in early editions and manuscripts. The type was designed by Rudolph Koch, here used for the first time in America. The text of this Grabhorn edition is taken from that of the English edition of 1725. One of an edition of only 150 copies.

Ransom, p. 302 (no. 12).

Item nr. 52746
Price: $1,350.00

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