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206
Morris, William.
THE STORY OF THE GLITTERING PLAIN. KELMSCOTT PRESS, 1891
Estimate
1,2001,600
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
206
Morris, William.
THE STORY OF THE GLITTERING PLAIN. KELMSCOTT PRESS, 1891
Estimate
1,2001,600
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Morris, William.
THE STORY OF THE GLITTERING PLAIN. KELMSCOTT PRESS, 1891
8vo, limited to 206 copies of which this is one of 200 on paper, ornamental woodcut border and initials, original vellum, leather ties, ties secured by tape on fixed endpapers, cutting from contemporary journal laid-down to front free endpaper
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Provenance

sold in these rooms, 6 May 1974, lot 178

Literature

Peterson A1

Catalogue Note

a fine copy of the first kelmscott press book.

This copy includes a cutting from the Pall Mall Gazette from 31 October 1891 noting "Mr. William Morris has just issued from the Kelmscott Press a collection of his shorter poems..."

This collection is one of the finest and most complete collections of Kelmscott Press books offered on the market for many years. The collection includes, for example, specimen pages of Froissart's Chronicles (limited to 160 vellum copies in 1897) together with one of the 32 sets of incomplete sheets privately distributed to friends of Morris (see lot 240). The silk ties throughout the collection have been lightly gummed down onto the fixed endpapers and this measure has helped preserve the tie and bindings. Volumes from this collection have been used for exhibition purposes at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, February - March 1981 and the V&A Museum, London, May - September 1996.

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