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Morris, William
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1891. original publisher's stiff vellum with silk ties. Kelmscott Press. small 8vo. original publisher's stiff vellum with silk ties. (iv), 198 pages, some unopened. Printed in an edition limited to 313 copies, this being one of 300 copies printed on paper (Cockerell 2, Peterson A2, Walsdorf 2). A near-fine copy with the slightest hint of soiling to the covers and spine. All four silk ties present. Some foxing to rear pastedown. This was the first book which was printed at the Kelmscott Press in two colors (red and black), and the first book in which the smaller printer's mark appeared. Finely printed in Golden type. The first page of text is illustrated with a full page woodengraved border. Ornamented with numerous 10 line and smaller initial letters throughout the text.One ex-libris stamp and one ex-libris bookplate on front pastedown.
Verkäufer: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB [NEW CASTLE, DE, U.S.A.]
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