WARNER, Sir George ed.
Title The Libelle Of Englyshe Polycye 1436 : a poem on the use of sea-power. Edited by Sir George Warner.
Book Condition Sir George Francis Hill's Copy.* First Warner Edition, green gilt cloth fine and bright. 4to, total c.pp182 uncut. Unusually this copy still with the original drab brown dws - a little nicked & scuffed - lettered in blue. Excellent copy : with 6 plates.
Publisher Oxford, at the Clarendon Press 1926.
Seller ID 1113
First modern scholarly edition [with 124pp intro & notes etc] of this important poem. Written during the Wars Of The Roses and 'remarkable as an early attempt to show the political & commercial advantages to be obtained by securing command of the sea'. *** With the attractive bookplate of Sir George Francis Hill 1867 - 1948, Director of the British Museum and a distinguished scholar and author of a number of books on coinage and on art and sculpture. Four of the illustrations in this book show coin-like seals and medals. Hill is particularly known for his work on Renaissance medals, and in particular on the Italian 14th century artist Pisanello. Hill's elegant bookplate here incorporates a Pisanello-style medal or rondel with the words Opus Pisani Pictoris.
sea navy Wars Of The Roses poetry