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Title:
The legendary history of the cross : in a series of sixty-four woodcuts from a Dutch book published in 1483.
Author:
Massmann, Robert E.
Uniform Title:
Historia sanctae crucis. English.
Publication Information:
New Britain, Conn. : [REM Miniatures], 1965.
Physical Description:
6 unnumbered pages, 11 unnumbered folded leaves, 4 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations ; 67 mm
General Note:
Shaped book, in the shape of a Maltese cross. Consists of three double leaves at front and two at end (first and last blank), with eleven accordion folded leaves in between. Only double leaves and the boards are cut in the shape of a Maltese cross. The folded leaves ([6] p. for each of the first ten, [4] p. for the last one; measuring 67 mm x 24 cm. each of the first ten, 67 mm. x 16 cm. the last one, all folded to 67 x 51 mm.) open horizontally from within the cross shaped double leaves and boards measuring 67 x 59 mm.

Original title from Grässe (III, p. 299).

"The woodcuts .. taken from an 1887 reprint edition in my collection ... [reduced] in size ... approximately seventy per cent ... " -- Preface, typesigned: Robert E. Massmann. For the 1887 reprint of the original published by Veldener, cf. NUC pre-56 323:653.

"Edition limited to fifty copies ... Typography and binding by R.E.M. Lithographed at Central Connecticut State College" -- colophon.

Publisher's name from R.C. Bradbury cited below.

Printed in brown; title proper in red, arranged in the form of the cross.
Language:
English
Local Note:
Rare Book Room copy no. 21.
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