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Wood-engraved proof for Cupid and Psyche (`Psyche`s Entry Among the Gods`), with additional letter by Burne-Jones and the first illustrated edition of `The Story of Cupid and Psyche`
Clover Hill Editions, London 1974 - A woodcut proof designed by Burne-Jones for `The Story of Cupid and Psyche` in Morris`s `The Earthly Paradise`, with red ink in lower right (`42a to face 42` - probably printer`s instructions). A print of one of 35-40 woodblocks that Morris engraved for Burne-Jones`s designs himself. Morris`s book was eventually published by the Kelmscott Press without Burne-Jones`s designs. Block size: 165 x 155 mm ; paper size: 210 x 206 mm. Printed on glassine paper. An extremely rare contemporary impression. Minor creasing in the margins. Also included this set is the first illustrated edition of `The Story of Cupid and Psyche` (London: Clover Hill, 1974) using Burne-Jones`s original designs, in 3 v. V.2 printed in the Kelmscott Troy type. Numbered 67 of 130 deluxe copies including a loose-leaf portfolio containing a set of collotype prints of the original `Cupid and Psyche` drawings and a set of proofs of the 44 wood-engravings. Housed in 2 slipcases, minor browning to edges, white marks to morocco. Minor occasional brown marks, mostly just to extremities. V.1-2 bound in dark blue morocco, with some brown mould stains to boards. T.E.G. This set also comes with a letter written by Burne-Jones to `Mr. Agnew` (presumably William Agnew, an art dealer and the owner of the Agnew & Sons gallery, to whom Burne-Jones sold his Briar Rose series). Written on Athenaeum Club paper, with the club`s blind stamped insignia. Remains of a stamp on verso. Ca. 1890. Text in English. Due to size and weight, may incur extra shipping charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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