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"The earthly paradise, a poem."
F. S. Ellis 1868 1870 London: "F. S. Ellis, 1868, 1870". 1871. "First editions throughout; 4 vols. in 3, as issued; 8vo, woodcut device designed by Morris on title-p.; orig. green cloth with paper labels on spines, light to moderate wear at extremities, a few small tears at spine ends, small bubbles in cloth on covers, labels soiled and somewhat worn, generally good and sound, or better. Vols. I and 2 (in 1), 1868, first edition, first issue, with misprint ""my"" for ""thy"" on p. 75; this copy inscribed by Morris on front flyleaf: ""With the authors compliments,"" and with the misprint at p. 75 corrected in his hand; Forman 17. (Also included is another copy of vol. I, first edition, first issue with misprint on p. 75, but with the original title-p. and spine label removed and replaced with a title-p. dated 1870 stating ""Parts I. & II,"" as also the replacement label; Forman p. 66 notes that this title-p. and label were inserted into vol. IV for the use of owners of the 1868 edition, and furthermore, that he has ""never seen a copy of the 1868 volume with new title inserted and the new label affixed."") Vol. III, 1870, first edition, with the 2pp. publisher's ads inserted at front, as called for by Forman 23; this copy with front hinge cracked. Vol. IV, 1870, first edition, with the title-p. and label for the 1868 version of Vol. I inserted at back; Forman 30, noting that ""I have met with very few copies of Part IV containing the extra title and label."" Also included in another copy of Vol. IV, 1871, second edition, without the extra title and label at the back; Forman 31. One of Morris's most endearing works, later published by the Kelmscott Press."
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