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Meinhold, William; translated by Francesca Speranza, Lady Wilde (mother of Oscar Wilde)
Sidonia the Sorceress
London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Good+. William Morris. Sidonia the Sorceress; by Meinhold, William; translated by Francesca Speranza, Lady Wilde (mother of Oscar Wilde). Illustrated by William Morris. London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press. Printed by William Morris. 1893. Limited First Edition. First Printing. Large 4to: 11 1/2" x 8 1/4" x 2" (29.2 x 21 x 5.1 cm). Hardcover. Bound in publisher's original quarter Holland-backed blue paper boards, with white linen spine and paper title label. One of 300 [at four guineas] copies (plus 10 [at twenty guineas] on vellum). Printed on fine, hand-made, Batchelor (with the first versions of the Primrose watermark) paper. Uncut. Colophon and large printer’s device designed by William Morris. [i–ii] iii–xiv, [1] 2–455 [456] pp. Printed in black and red with the Golden type designed by William Morris for his press. Head-title, speakers’ names, and shoulder- and footnotes in red. One full-page and two three-quarter-page woodcut borders (8 and 8a), along with numerous 10-, 6-, and 3-line initials, all designed by Morris for his press, engraved by William Harcourt Hooper. Tells the tale of Sidonia von Borcke, the Pomeranian noblewoman who was tried and executed for witchcraft in 1620. Lady Wilde’s translation was 1st published in 1849. Morris wrote that, “Sidonia [was] based more or less on fact, concerning the Witch Fever that afflicted Northern Europe during the latter half of the 15th & 1st half of the 16th centuries [and was] a great favorite with … [Click Below for Full Description]
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