Book #26811

Three Erfurt Tales 1497-1498

A. H. Price
Three Erfurt Tales 1497-1498. A. H. Price.
Three Erfurt Tales 1497-1498
Three Erfurt Tales 1497-1498
Three Erfurt Tales 1497-1498
Three Erfurt Tales 1497-1498

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: Small 8vo; [viii], 62, [2] pages
Publisher: [North Hills, PA]: Bird & Bull Press, 1962.

First Edition limited to 310 numbered copies, of which this is copy #159. It was published in 1962 by Bird & Bull Press, printed by Henry Morris on handmade paper with original woodcuts. Translated by A. H. Price into English from the original German, these three medieval tales are introduced by Lessing Rosenwald. A few pages were roughly opened and have marginal tears. This copy, housed in slipcase, remains tight and fine.

The three medieval morality tales found in this volume are translated for the first time from German into English. It is the third publication, now scarce, of Bird & Bull Press which began in 1958 and closed, regrettably, in 2013. In planning and producing the book, Bird & Bull proprietor Henry Morris worked closely with notable collector Lessing J. Rosenwald. The woodcuts used by Morris are reproductions of the fifteenth century originals.

Price: $350.00