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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 507

    [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. The Defence of Guenevere, and Other Poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

    Price Realised  

    [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. The Defence of Guenevere, and Other Poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

    Small 4o. Printed in red and black in Golden type. Full woodcut page-border, numerous 10-line and smaller woodcut initials. Original limp vellum, silk ties, title calligraphic lettered in black ink on spine (some minor wear at lower edges).

    LIMITED EDITION, one of 300 copies from a total edition of 310. This is the only Kelmscott Press book with a hand-lettered title, and was the first book from the press bound in limp vellum. Peterson A5.


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