Morris 67: "The House of the Wolfings, printed in the autumn of 1888 at the Chiswick Press, bears the first fruits of Morris's growing fascination with typography...Initially Morris took great pride in the appearance of this book, speaking of it as a pretty piece of typography for modern times.' A short while later, though still generally pleased, he saw flaws..."" /> MORRIS, WILLIAM. A Tale of the House of the Wolfings and All the Kindreds of the Mark Written in Prose and Verse. London: Reeves and Turner 1889. <I>4to, original plum buckran, printed paper spine label, uncut, faded and soiled, ends of spine chipped even, label a bit rubbed, natural discoloration to endpapers.</I> FIRST EDITION, one of 100 large-paper copies, with tipped-in limitation notice, PRESENTATION COPY FROM SIR EDWARD BURNE-JONES, inscribed by him on front blank: "RACHEL [the name surrounded by a branch and leaves] from her friend E B-J. Jan: 1889" (the recipient was Gertrude Rachel Lewis who sat for Burne-Jones in 1881). Pierpont Morgan Library/<I>Morris</I> 67: "<I>The House of the Wolfings</I>, printed in the autumn of 1888 at the Chiswick Press, bears the first fruits of Morris's growing fascination with typography...Initially Morris took great pride in the appearance of this book, speaking of it as a pretty piece of typography for modern times.' A short while later, though still generally pleased, he saw flaws..." | Christie's