ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT FACSIMILE. JAMES, MONTAGUE RHODES; AND C.H. ST JOHN HORNBY. The Apocalypse in Latin and French (Bodleian Ms. Douce 180). Oxford: printed for presentation to the Members of the Roxburghe Club, 1922.
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ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT FACSIMILE.
JAMES, MONTAGUE RHODES; AND C.H. ST JOHN HORNBY.
The Apocalypse in Latin and French (Bodleian Ms. Douce 180). Oxford: printed for presentation to the Members of the Roxburghe Club, 1922.
Sold for US$ 3,125 inc. premium

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ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT FACSIMILE.
JAMES, MONTAGUE RHODES; AND C.H. ST JOHN HORNBY. The Apocalypse in Latin and French (Bodleian Ms. Douce 180). Oxford: printed for presentation to the Members of the Roxburghe Club, 1922.
Large 4to (313 x 215 mm). Handmade paper. Woodcut of St. John Hornby at his press. Photographic plates. Full blue morocco gilt signed "W.H.S." [i.e. by Douglas Cockerel for W.H. Smith]. Fine.
Provenance: C.H. St. John Hornby (bookplate, binding, letter and note tipped in).

HORNBY'S COPY IN A FINE BINDING BY DOUGLAS COCKEREL. "The Douce Apocalypse which James edited for C.H. St John Hornby in 1922 was his most substantial work for the Club. Though printed at Oxford and not at the Ashendene Press, it is clear that Hornby watched over the typography with his skilled printer's eye" (Barker Publications of the Roxburghe Club 1814-1962). Tipped in is an Autograph Letter Signed from James, who wrote the introduction, to Hornby, pertaining to this volume.
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