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Morris, William and A.J. Wyatt, transl.

THE TALE OF BEOWULF. KELMSCOTT PRESS, 1895
Estimate
1,6001,800
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Morris, William and A.J. Wyatt, transl.

THE TALE OF BEOWULF. KELMSCOTT PRESS, 1895
Estimate
1,6001,800
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Morris, William and A.J. Wyatt, transl.

THE TALE OF BEOWULF. KELMSCOTT PRESS, 1895
4to, limited to 308 copies of which this is one of 300 on paper, printed in red and black, ornamental woodcut borders, title and initials, inserted slip ("Note to Reader") present, original limp vellum, silk ties, contemporary ownership inscription on front fixed endpaper, auction slip tipped-in
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Provenance

F.E. Thompson (contemporary ownership inscription); sold in these rooms, 5 February 1957, lot 525

Literature

Peterson A32

Catalogue Note

a fine copy.

Peterson reports that Morris stated that Beowulf was "the first and the best poem of the English race".

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