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Ornate printing of Magna Carta


A sumptuous printing of Magna Carta, printed in gold with illuminated and decorated initials by John Whittaker. This is the first book printed in gold in England. It is one of 25 copies printed, according to a preliminary census of copies by the University of Texas in 1989.





Magna Carta Regis Johannis
London, 1816