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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 523

    [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. The Well at the World's End. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

    Price Realised  

    [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. The Well at the World's End. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

    Large 4o. Printed in red and black in Chaucer type. Woodcut frontispiece, four full-page woodcut illustrations after Sir Edward Burne-Jones, numerous half and three-quarter borders, and 6-line and smaller woodcut initials. Original limp vellum, silk ties, spine gilt-lettered, uncut (some very minor soiling). Provenance: Max Kirdorf (bookplate).

    LIMITED EDITION, one of 350 copies from a total edition of 358. Peterson A39.


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