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Morris, William (1834-1896) A Note by William Morris on his Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press. Together with a Short Description of

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2764B
Lot:
316
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Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Morris, William (1834-1896) A Note by William Morris on his Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press. Together with a Short Description of the Press by S.C. Cockerell, & an Annotated List of the Books Printed Thereat. London: Kelmscott Press, 4 March 1898.
The last book printed at the Kelmscott Press, quarto, printed in red and black, with Golden, Troy, and Chaucer types, woodcut illustration, "Psyche borne off by Zephyrus," by Morris after Edward Burne-Jones, two woodcut borders, initials, and other ornaments, lacking the erratum; bound in publisher's cloth spine and blue paper boards with printed title, limited edition, copy number 525 of 537 on paper; water stain to front board, 8 x 5 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-400


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Kelmscott Press, London, Edward Burne-Jones

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