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The Song of Roland. [Translated from the Old French by Isabel Butler, following the text of Theodor Müsser et al] by  Bruce) (Rogers - Hardcover - Limited edition, no. 9 of 220 copies - 1906 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

The Song of Roland. [Translated from the Old French by Isabel Butler, following the text of Theodor Müsser et al]

by (Rogers, Bruce)

Condition: Patterned tan paper boards, vellum spine with brown lettering. One of BR's greatest books from his early period. In remains


[Cambridge: Printed by The Riverside Press for Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1906. Limited edition, no. 9 of 220 copies. Illustrated throughout with 6 vignettes by Bruce Rogers, colored by hand in blues, reds, greens and yellow tones after the stained glass windows at Chartres. Printed in red, blue, brown, gilt, and black. The type fonts are a lettre batarde and Civilite types imported from France. [ii], 34, [1] pp. 1 vols. Folio. Patterned tan paper boards, vellum spine with brown lettering. One of BR's greatest books from his early period. In remains of original glassine. One small stain on vellum spine, and a small spot on the last leaf of text, a near fine copy. Limited edition, no. 9 of 220 copies. Illustrated throughout with 6 vignettes by Bruce Rogers, colored by hand in blues, reds, greens and yellow tones after the stained glass windows at Chartres. Printed in red, blue, brown, gilt, and black. The type fonts are a lettre batarde and Civilite types imported from France. [ii], 34, [1] pp. 1 vols. Folio. A Rogers Riverside Masterpiece. Set in imported French lettre bâtarde and civilité types, this book was released in a limited edition of 220 copies of which this was no. 9. The text is set in two columns, emulating the layout and look of a gothic manuscript, with vignettes that recall the stained glass windows at Chartres. A copy of this limited edition was sent to Theodore Roosevelt, then President, who regarded it favorably and compared it to fifteenth-century books. "The Song of Roland . . . , one of the most popular of the Rogers books, was notable for drawings made by Rogers from the stained glass windows of the cathedral of Chartres, printed from line blocks and hand colored" (Blumenthal) The Riverside Press was the printing department of Houghton, Mifflin; the Department of Special Bookmaking was Bruce Rogers' area in particular, and this was one of the books he regarded as a success. A stunning work of art on American hand-made paper. Blumenthal, Bruce Rogers, p. 17; Warde 71; Blumenthal, Printed Book in America, p. 65


  • Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 260680
  • Title: The Song of Roland. [Translated from the Old French by Isabel Butler, following the text of Theodor Müsser et al]
  • Author: (Rogers, Bruce)
  • Format/binding: Illustrated throughout with 6 vignettes by Bruce Rogers, colored by hand in blues, reds, greens and yellow tones after the stain
  • Book condition: Used - Patterned tan paper boards, vellum spine with brown lettering. One of BR's greatest books from his early period. In remains
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Limited edition, no. 9 of 220 copies
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Printed by The Riverside Press for Houghton, Mifflin & Company
  • Place: [Cambridge
  • Date published: 1906
  • Keywords: Private Press | French
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature; Private Press;


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