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Morris, William.
THE STORY OF SIGURD THE VOLSUNG AND THE FALL OF THE NIBLUNGS. KELMSCOTT PRESS, 1898
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Morris, William.
THE STORY OF SIGURD THE VOLSUNG AND THE FALL OF THE NIBLUNGS. KELMSCOTT PRESS, 1898
Estimate
2,5003,000
LOT SOLD. 3,000 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

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Morris, William.
THE STORY OF SIGURD THE VOLSUNG AND THE FALL OF THE NIBLUNGS. KELMSCOTT PRESS, 1898
folio, limited to 166 copies of which this is one of 160 on paper, printed in red and black, wood-engraved frontispiece and one illustration after Edward Burne-Jones, ornamental woodcut borders and initials, original limp vellum, silk ties, auction cataloguing slip tipped-in
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Provenance

J.P. Foster (bookplate)

Literature

Peterson A50

Catalogue Note

Edward Burne-Jones agreed to illustrate this tale with great reluctance, and then only to please Morris. The initial plan was for a lavishly illustrated edition with about twenty-four drawings. However, Burne-Jones' slow progress and Morris' death ensured the idea was not fully realised.

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