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The Book of Vagabonds and Beggars -- with a Vocabulary of Their Language and a Preface by Martin Luther by D B Thomas (ed) - First Edition - from NZ Story and Biblio.com

The Book of Vagabonds and Beggars -- with a Vocabulary of Their Language and a Preface by Martin Luther

by D B Thomas (ed)

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1932 1st Edition Penguin Press H/B, 4 b&w plates (woodcut facsimiles) EX-LIBRARY Tight & substantially clean internally with occasional light smudge, ex-library WITHDRAWN markings/labels restricted to sl foxed eps & spine. Gilt almost entirely rubbed from upper spine-title but still partially present on lower imprint (beneath library mark). Early version of 'Penguin' insignia blind-stamped rear board. Covers tips sl rubbed and black cloth surface handled with some (but almost opaque, insignificant) staining visible when held to light. A very sound copy indeed of rare and important volume. Based on first English translation of the 1528 by J C Hotten[1860], with corrections from other sources. Content is important to the companion histories of language, publishing & printing (versions / interpretations / typefaces etc), and for modern publishing history (pre-paperback Penguin-- see title-page - Penguin' insignia imprint, also blind-stamped rear cover). The plates are reproductions of the woodcut title-pages of Medieval editions. RARE Penguin HB 1st Edition ('Vagabonds' 1932)
  • Seller: NZ Story NZ (NZ)
  • Seller Inventory #: 998-79
  • Title: The Book of Vagabonds and Beggars -- with a Vocabulary of Their Language and a Preface by Martin Luther
  • Author: D B Thomas (ed)
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Bookseller catalogs: LCO005000;


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