14 December 2000
[KELMSCOTT PRESS]. The Tale of Beowulf. Hammersmith, 1895.
4o (290 x 215 mm). Printed in Troy type (with Argument, glossary and other parts in Chaucer type) in red and black, woodcut title-page, facing page with full woodcut page-border, numerous three-quarter and smaller woodcut page-borders, 8-line and smaller initial capitals, printer's device. Original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut. LIMITED EDITION, one of 300 copies of an edition of 308. Cockerell 32 ("The borders in this book were only used once again, in the Jason"); Peterson A 32. A FINE COPY.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale totals £128,081,750, with works by Picasso and a record-breaking Franz Marc painting also achieving top prices
Alastair Smart profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’ — illustrated with works offered in July