The King’s Quair

Published: Printed in black and red in the King's Fount, designed by Charles Rickett (1863 – 1931), book designer and typographer from 1896 to 1904 with the Vale Press.

Date: 1903

“Heirefter followis the Quair Maid be King James of Scotland the First callit the Kingis Quair and Maid Quhen his Majestie wes in Ingland” 15th C semi-autobiographical poem attributed to James I of Scotland, describing how he was captured and imprisoned in 1406 by Henry IV of England and how his imprisonment continued during the reigns of Henry V and Henry VI. Rare volume, is one of only 260 of this title printed. Publisher: A handwritten note on the front endpaper, together with a typed strip asserts the publisher to be Vale Press, 1903. Sold by Hacon and Ricketts, London and by John Lane, New York Binding: Grey boards, linen spine

Foxed, but in the main, good condition. Darkening and slight fraying to the linen spine.

Hard cover


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