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CROFT, Peter J. 
Autograph Poetry in the English Language. Facsimiles of original manuscripts from the Fourteenth to the Twentieth Century.

pp. xxiii, (iii), 93 plates with explanatory text, (i) Index, (i) blank; vii, (i), plates 94-197, (i) Index, (i) blank [TOTAL pp. 448]. Dust wrappers both slightly torn at the head of the spines, cloth-backed boards, presentation inscription from the author to MICHAEL [?HALLS, librarian at King's College, Cambridge] and MARK, 1982, very good copies of a lavish production. WITH 23 folio leaves of Croft's original ms. for the text of this work, WITH the Prospectus in paper wrappers.

*This fine set was issued some fifty years ago for the price of £30.00 - this is equivalent thus : real price of that commodity is £386.00 : labour value of that commodity is £587.90 : income value of that commodity is £695.00 : economic share of that commodity is £832.60, in 2021.

Cassell. London [printed by Vivian Ridler at the University Press, Oxford].

Date Published: 1973. 2 volumes. L4to. LIMITED EDITION of 1500 copies, this being no.1381

Stock No. 65543

Price: 120.00