[Broadside] Rules of the Library- made in the second year of Richard III and the third of the Wardenship of Warden Fitzjames. Nov. 3 1484. The Woolly Whale Press.

[Broadside] Rules of the Library- made in the second year of Richard III and the third of the Wardenship of Warden Fitzjames. Nov. 3 1484.

New York: The Woolly Whale Press, 1939. First printing. Single sheet. Broadside in Fine condition. 10 x 20 inches. Hand-pulled paper, untrimmed. Letterpress printed in black lettering with red ornament surrounded by ruled border with decorative corners, headed with a hand-painted Merton College crest.
A fine decorative Broadside- these Rules of the Library were translated from the Latin register of the Merton College, Oxford University. Every member of the college was required to take an oath on admission, that he would obey these rules- here reprinted by the Woolly Whale Press, New York, 1939. The four rules as follows: I. When admitted to the use of the books contained in the Library, you shall, so far as the frailty of man permits, do no damage to any book. Fine. Item #6969

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