The Travels of Sir John Mandeville Beyond the Holy Land
Santa Cruz, CA: Foolscap Press, 2019. Limited Edition No. 74 of 90 copies. SIGNED by the printer and bookbinder. Small folio. The book is fully illuminated and includes gilt and color painted drawings throughout by Peggy Gotthold. Five double-spread maps printed on handmade linen paper and then hand colored. Printed letterpress by Lawrence G. Van Velzer on handmade Chancrey paper. Publisher's prospectus and color postcard laid in. The book is bound in handmade, Cave Paper and enclosed in red cloth-covered clamshell box. A fine copy, as new. Item #21840
"The Travels of Sir John Mandeville Beyond the Holy Land follows a journey that began in 1322 and continued for more than thirty years. This edition commences as Mandeville leaves he Holy Land and travels east to the lands beyond Egypt, which were mostly unknown to Western Europeans at that time. It is a strange journey and one that has kept his book alive and in print since it was first published in manuscript form in 1357." - Prospectus. Another beautifull and skillfull creation from Foolscap Press founded in 1990 by Lawrence G. Van Velzer & Peggy Gotthold; the printing press and bindery are located in Santa Cruz, CA.