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    Original Caxton Leaf from 1482

    [Grabhorn Press]. An Original Leaf from the Polycronicon printed by William Caxton at Westminster in the year 1482. The Life and Works of William Caxton, with an historical reminder of fifteenth century England by Benjamin P. Kurtz, together with a Note on the Polycronicon by Oscar Lewis. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1938. Limited edition of two hundred and ninety-seven copies with an original fifteenth century rubricated leaf printed by William Caxton tipped-in. Text in red and black. Tan cloth backed boards with Caxton device on upper and lower boards. Boards very lightly scuffed. Oval leather ex-libris book label of Estelle Doheny, wife of oil tycoon Edward Doheny, on front pastedown. Caxton leaf lightly foxed, partially erased word on lower left corner of recto. Bookseller's pencil notes on book's front endpapers. Overall a near fine volume. From the collection of California bibliophile Melba Berry Bennett.

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