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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 510

    MORRIS, William. News from Nowhere: Or, an Epoch of Rest, Being Some Chapters from a Utopian Romance. Hammersmith, 1892 [issued 1893].

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    MORRIS, William. News from Nowhere: Or, an Epoch of Rest, Being Some Chapters from a Utopian Romance. Hammersmith, 1892 [issued 1893].

    8o. Printed in Golden type in black and red, woodcut frontispiece of Kelmscott House by C.M. Gere, facing page with full woodcut page-border, numerous 10-line and smaller initial capitals. (Light browning to some leaves.) Original limp vellum, spine gilt-lettered, silk ties; half morocco pull-off case. Provenance: EDWARD COLEY BURNE-JONES (1833-1898), (presentation inscription, dated 1893 by WILLIAM MORRIS, bookplate).

    LIMITED EDITION, one of 300 copies of an edition of 310. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY MORRIS TO BURNE-JONES on the half-title: "To Edward Burne-Jones from William Morris March 24 1893." Cockerell 12; Peterson A12. A VERY FINE ASSOCIATION COPY.


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