Commemoratio Lamentacionis sive Compassionis Beate Marie. Reproduced in Facsimile from the Unique Copy Printed at Westminster by William Caxton, with an Introduction by E. Gordon Duff. William. Duff Caxton, E. Gordon, introduction.

Commemoratio Lamentacionis sive Compassionis Beate Marie. Reproduced in Facsimile from the Unique Copy Printed at Westminster by William Caxton, with an Introduction by E. Gordon Duff.

Oxford: University Press Oxford, 1901. 8vo, unpaginated. Original blue paper boards with vellum backstrip. Inscribed "to Junius S. Morgan, from the editor, in remembrance of much kindness." Endpapers spotted, a very good clean copy. Limited to 200 copies printed at the University Press by Horace Hart for the Bibliographical Society of Lancashire. A lovely facsimile of Caxton's printing of Commemoratio Lamentacionis, a devotional work on the Virgin Mary, known in a single copy discovered by the librarian of the University of Ghent in about 1854 and still held by that institution. Junius Morgan was the father of J. Pierpont Morgan and, in his day, perhaps the richest man in America. He was a Grolier Club member. Item #122609

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