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Morris, William

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  • The Collected Works of William Morris. With Introductions by his daughter May Morris. London: Longmans, Green, and Company, 1910-1915
  • paper, ink, leather, gilt
24 volumes, 8vo (9 x 6 in.; 230 x 150 mm). Illustrated with portraits, photogravures, folding map and facsimiles. Contemporary full crushed navy blue morocco, covers bordered in blind and gilt with floral cornerpieces, spines with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat overall decoration in gilt, top edges gilt.


Walsdorf 113

Catalogue Note

Deluxe edition, no. 845 of only 1050 sets: the definitive collected works of William Morris.

The collection is extensive and includes the poetical works, prose romances and essays on art and politics as well as Morris's translations from the classics, Early English, French and Icelandic Sagas.  Also included are ephemeral works and letters previously unpublished. Of the 1050 sets, only 1000 were designated for sale.