The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile, Kt. Which treateth of the Weye to Hierusalem and of the Marvayles of Inde, with Other Ilands and Countryes.

New York: Printed by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn for Random House, 1928.

Price: $4,000.00

About the item

Angelo, Valenti. No. 56 of 150 copies, SIGNED by Angelo. With 34 decorative initials hand-illuminated in red, gold and blue, and 31 illustrations by Valenti Angelo redrawn from early editions and manuscripts. 1 vols. Folio (362 x 235 mm.). Original Philippine mahogany boards, brown morocco back, spine tooled in blind, by William Wheeler; very slight wear to spine ends, else Fine. Heller & Magee 107.

Item #236765

A superb example of the Grabhorn expertise, one of the Fifty Books of the Year; Rudolph Koch's Gothic type (Bibel Gotisch) is used here for the first time in America. The Grabhorns intended to offer the book for direct sale, but, after viewing proofs, Bennett Cerf bought the entire edition for Random House. One can see why.