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An Early Breton Gospel Book: A ninth-century Manuscript from the Collection of H.L. Bradfer-Lawrence, 1887–1965 … Cambridge, ‘Printed [at the University Press] for presentation to the Members of the Roxburghe Club’, 1977.

Cambridge, ‘Printed [at the University Press] for presentation to the Members of the Roxburghe Club’, 1977.

Folio, pp. [4 (blank)], xv, [1 (blank)], 31, [3], [48 (Plates A-H, I-XL)]; printed in red and black throughout, with 48 full-page illustrations, of which 8 in colour; an excellent copy in Members’ red morocco-backed boards by Zaehnsdorf (stamp to rear pastedown) with red buckram sides and vellum tips, spine lettered directly in gilt, top-edge gilt.

£175

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First edition, dedicated and presented to the Roxburghe Club by Philip Bradfer-Lawrence, a member’s copy presented to Adrian McLaughlin.

The volume comprises photographic reproductions of the Breton Gospel Book acquired by H.L. Bradfer-Lawrence in 1950, accompanied by an essay by Francis Wormald (1904–1972) read before the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1955, a further essay by Jonathan Alexander, and a description of the manuscript.

Provenance: this copy printed for presentation to Adrian McLaughlin, with his name printed in red on the list of members of the Roxburghe Club.

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