The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye

Typographical design by William Morris (English, 1834–1896), Author Raoul Lefèvre (French, active about 1460), Translator William Caxton (British, about 1421–1491), Printer and Publisher Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, Editor H. Halliday Sparling (British, active in late 19th century)

Place of Publication: Hammersmith, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Peterson A6


Overall (Vol. 1): 29.7 x 22.2 x 3.5 cm (11 11/16 x 8 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.) Overall (Vol. 2): 29.7 x 22.4 x 4.5 cm (11 11/16 x 8 13/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with woodcut decorative borders and initials

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892) 29.7 cm; two vols.: (1) xv, 295 pp.; (2) pp. 297-718; original publisher’s gilt-stamped limp vellum with blue silk ties by J. Leighton (white cardboard boxes).

Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892


F. B. Lord, New York (invoice from Bangs & Co., NY, Feb. 21, 1898); acquired in 1986 from Goodspeed's Bookshop, Boston, by Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, Dec. 31, 1998.

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow