Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988.
A first American edition/first printing in Very Good+ condition with little shelfwear in an alike dust-jacket that is scuffed and has a small chip and tear on the bottom rear edge by the spine.
In 1485, William Caxton printed the world's first book, a translation of an ancient French text. It was not an easy task, as Caxton had to learn about the printing press and typeface, and then create his own unique style. The Description of Britain is a landmark book, introducing England and its people to a wider audience. With its richly illustrated pages, it is a valuable historical document.; 4to; 176 pages.