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THE WELL AT THE WORLD'S END A TALE - Morris, William - 1896. 
Longmans, Green, and Co., London, New York, and Bombay 1896 - Octavo, two volumes: pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii] 1-378 [379: printer's imprint] 380: blank]; [1-2] [i-iv] v-vi [1-2] 3-279 [280: printer's imprint], double flyleaves at front and rear of each volume, original blue-gray boards with linen shelf backs, printed paper labels on spine panels, all edges untrimmed. First trade edition. Follows the Kelmscott Press limited first edition issued the same year. The author's most important work of fantasy. " . the longest of Morris' fantasy novels, probably the longest in the genre before J. R. R. Tolkien wrote THE LORD OF THE RINGS . and it remains one of the most complex and beautiful fantasy quests ever written." - Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, pp. 2090-2096. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1198. Tymn, Fantasy Literature, p. 146. Bleiler (1978), p. 144. Reginald 10426. NCBEL III 567. A fine set. Quite uncommon in such nice condition. (#131361) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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