3 December 2007
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.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Symbolism and the esoteric — specialist Simon Andrews reveals the curious obsessions of the 20th-century Italian designer
Why this 18.96-carat Fancy Vivid Pink diamond — offered in November at Christie’s in Geneva — is set to make history