Gannet, William C. , and Frank LloydWright,
THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
Park Forest, Illinois, W. R. Hasbrouck, (1963). Limited edition Folio. A
facsimile of the limited edition published in 1897. Printed on fine paper in
red and black, and bound in quarter brown cloth, gilt, with green cloth
sides. Complete with the booklet of 14 pages sewn to the front end paper
containing illustrations reproducing Wright's photographs of dried weeds.
A fine copy, scarce in its own right.
Neat previous ownership seal on the front paste down (a registered
THE EPISTLE OF GILDAS
THE MOST ANCIENT BRITISH AUTHOR, WHO ... ACQUIRED THE NAME OF SAPIENS
London, T. Cotes for William Cooke, 1638. First edition in English . 12mo. (134),327pp. 19th century polished calf. Spine
in 5 compartments, gilt title and rules. Boards blind-tooled in a lozenge design built up with a single floral tool. Engraved
frontispiece of Gildas by William Marshall. First edition in English, translated from the Latin by Thomas Habington. Early
handwritten notes on the front blanks. Signature of C. C. Dendy.
Hinges cracked but strong; light edge wear; else a very good copy.
Gildas provides some of the earliest commentary on the war effort associated with King Arthur. The first edition of the
original Latin was pubished as Opus de Calimitate, Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae in 1525.
STC 11895. Potthast, I, 525. Sarton I, 455. Lowndes, p. 790. ESTC S103163.