5 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,500
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000
[KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORE, Thomas (1478-1535). Utopia. Translated by Ralph Robinson, with a Foreword by William Morris. Edited by F.S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.
8o (206 x 140mm). Chaucer and Troy types, printed in red and black, 2 full-page woodcut borders and numerous 10-line and smaller initial capitals by William Morris, uncut. Original limp vellum, yapp edges, spine lettered in gilt, silk ties (two tie extensions detached and loosely inserted, a third lacking). Provenance: Ben D. Zevin (Cleveland bookplate); Harold Douthit (bookplate).
LIMITED EDITION, one of 300 copies on paper of a total edition of 308. Cockerell 16; Peterson A16; Sparling 16.
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