London: Philip Lee Warner, The Medici Society, 1910-1911. Illustrated by W.Russell Flint. First edition. Near fine. Item #19405
4 volumes. 4to. The Text of William Caxton in modernized spelling. 46 colored plates by William Russell Flint. Tissue guards printed in red.
Full limp vellum; gilt titles; top edges gilt. Green silk ties; white ribbon markers. Printed on Riccardi handmade paper. One of 500 numbered copies, this being number 156. In the scarce green dustwrappers printed in black. The dustwrappers have some minor sunning, some neat repairs to the folds from within. The dustwrapper to volume 2 has a small chip at the tip of the spine and the wrapper to volume 4 lacks a small piece in the same place (neatly restored). Overall the dustwrappers are in very good condition.
Volumes 2, 3 and 4 have an small residue where a bookplate has been removed or fallen off, but the plate of the former owner is still present in Volume 1: author Mark Holstein. Printed in black and green on fine paper, it depicts the authors name and a Holstein, designed by Arthur Allen Lewis.
The set is protected in two custom clamshell cases, each containing two volumes.