- Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1992.
- tall 4to.
- quarter leather, paper over boards.
- 40, (22) pages.
Price: $1,000.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 36463
Limited to 138 numbered copies, this work was printed at the Bird & Bull Press by Henry Morris using Van Dijck types by M&H Type on Frankfurt mould-made paper (Berger A53). Three Lions and the Cross of Lorraine, Bartholomaeus Anglicus, John of Trevisa, John Tate, Wynkyn De Worde, and De Proprietatibus Rerum contains four essays written for this volume, 19 facsimiles of the woodcuts from DE PROPRIETATIBUS RERUM, and an actual leaf, inserted in a mylar folder, taken from a defective copy of DE PRORIETATIBUS RERUM (circa 1495 and printed by Wynkyn de Worde). This book was the first English book printed on paper made in England and the use of Tate's paper is proudly cited in the epiloque of the actual book. After Tate's death in 1507, three failed attempts to make paper in England happened during the 16th century but English papermaking was not established until John Spilman's successful mill in 1585. Hills has written about John Tate and his papermill. Such a leaf is rare, for it is highly unlikely another incomplete copy of Bartholomaeus will be on the market again. Henry Morris in his foreword says about this book, "I knew it would probably be the most important work I could ever hope to produce in the field of papermaking history." Loosely inserted is a printed note from the publisher commenting on the small limitation.