OXFORD BOOK OF ENGLISH PROSE [1281-1925]

(Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1925).

FIRST EDITION IN A VERY PLEASING FULL CALF BINDING BY BAYNTUN RIVIERE. Includes writings by the most important prose writers of every age. From Trevisa, Wycliffe, Chaucer, Mandeville, Fortescue and Caxton to Beerbohm, Scott, Brooke and Strachey, over 800 years of English writing is represented. Item #30360

First Edition. Printed on India Paper. 8vo, handsomely bound in full blue polished calf by Bayntun Riviere of Bath England, the spine with raised bands gilt tooled, the compartments with panel designs of double gilt fillet rules, contrasting maroon and honey coloured morocco lettering labels gilt, the covers with double gilt fillet lines at the edges, gilt tooled turnovers and edges, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. xx, 1092 pp. including indices. A very fine copy, beautifully preserved, the blue calf lightly mellowed by light.

Price: $350.00