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1 John of Hildesheim and retold by Freeman, Margaret B. Story of Three Kings : Melchior - Balthasar and Jaspar
New York, NY Metropolitan Museum of Art 1978 0870991809 / 9780870991806 Reprint Hard Cover Good+ Very Good Woodcuts by Dance, R. B. 
80 pp, cream boards & dj w/black illustrations on front cover w/black lettering on the spine and red lettering on the front panel. The book is illustrated with forty-five fifteenth-century wooducts. John of Hildesheim's wonder-filled account of the Christmas story and the adventure of the three Kings. He was the first to gather the many legends and traditions surrounding the medieval saints, Balthasar, Melchior and Jaspar into one book. Miss Freeman used a Middle English text of 1399 as her primary source. The illustrations are from a copy of the Strassburg edition, generally dated 1484. dj price-clipped, some insect depredations on the top edge of the boards & dj. 
Price: 21.25 USD
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