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Nice Copy of Early Bruce Rogers

The Song of Roland.

[Boston: Printed by The Riverside Press for Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1906].

Price: $3,000.00


About the item

Limited edition, number 144 of 220 copies. Illustrated throughout with 6 vignettes by Bruce Rogers, colored by hand in blues, reds, greens and yellow tones after the stained glass windows at Chartres. Printed in red, blue, brown, gilt, and black. The type fonts are a lettre batarde and Civilite types imported from France. [ii], 34, [1] pp. 1 vols. Folio. Nice Copy of Early Bruce Rogers. Patterned tan paper boards, vellum spine with brown lettering. Fine copy in custom folding box, prospectus loosely inserted. Blumenthal, p. 17.

Item #366150

“The Song of Roland …, one of the most popular of the Rogers books, was notable for drawings made by Rogers from the stained glass windows of the cathedral of Chartres, printed from line blocks and hand colored” (Blumenthal).