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Roxburghe Club publications are produced in two states. Each member of the Club receives a copy bound in half calf. In the list of members of the Club, each recipient's name is printed in red ink. Normally, not more than 42 copies are printed in this form. Additionally a member can print up to 300 copies of the title usually bound in cloth. These are available for sale, usually through the antiquarian bookdealers listed below.

Maggs Brothers, 50 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5BA
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7493 7160
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7499 2007
Email: robert@maggs.com
Attention of: Robert Harding

Bernard Quaritch Limited, 40 South Audley Street, London W1K 2PR
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7297 4888
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7297 4866
Email: rarebooks@quaritch.com

Henry Sotheran Limited, 2 Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London W1S 3DP
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7439 6151
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7434 2019
Email: books@sotherans.co.uk

AN EARLY BRETON GOSPEL BOOK. A NINTH CENTURY MANUSCRIPT FROM THE COLLECTION OF H. L. BRADFER-LAWRENCE (1887-1965)

Sale Notes

Price: £180

Sale Vendor

Quaritch

Notes

The manuscript was the oldest and most important in the collection formed by Harry Bradfer-Lawrence (1887-1965). The book was begun by Professor Francis Wormald. He discussed its antecedents, both Carolingian and Merovingian, and the marked influence of Tours that pointed to a Breton origin, and noted the Anglo-Saxon additions made in the tenth century. The death of both owner and author left the task unfinished, but the owner's son, Philip Bradfer-Lawrence, invited Professor Jonathan Alexander to finish the task. Alexander added a long note on Breton Gospel books, and pointed to the Norman invasion of Brittany in 919 as the occasion of its removal to England.

The book was printed in 1977, the text at Cambridge and the eight colour and 40 black-and-white plates in fine-screen photolithography by the Grove Press.

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