The Legendary History of the Cross
A SERIES OF
From a Dutch book published by VELDENER, A.D. 1483
Written and I11ustrated
By JOHN ASHTON
By S. BARING GOULD,M.A.
T. FISHER UNWIN ,MDCCCLXXX V II
Title printed in red and black. Woodcuts, one folding. Printed within red-rule borders. Original parchment over boards with woodcut designs and brass clasps and catches simulating 15th-century style, uncut. The facsimile of Veldener’s book is reproduced from J. Ph. Berjeau’s facsimile edition, entitled: ‘Geschiedenis van het heylighe cruys; or, History of the holy cross,’ London, 1863. The introduction contains an extract from Caxton’s translation of the Golden Legend (p. xix-lxi)–on the ‘Invention’ or finding of the holy cross, with reproductions of Fisher’s drawings of fresco paintings formerly in the Chapel of Trinity Church at Stratford-upon-Avon.
ILLUSTRATED WITH WOODCUTS
BOARDS IN VELLUM
CONDITION GOOD CONSUMMATE WITH AGE
OWNERS SIG ON FEP