MORRIS, William (1834-1896). The Defence of Guenevere, and other poems. London: Charles Whittingham for Bell & Daldy, 1858. 8° (170 x 108mm). Half-title. Title vignette, decorative initials and decorations. Original black cloth (spine rubbed at head and foot, joints slightly split). Provenance: George Goyder (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION OF MORRIS'S FIRST BOOK.
W. MORRIS. Some Hints on Pattern Designing. London: Chiswick Press for Longmans & Co., 1899. 8° (209 x 143mm). Original cloth-backed boards (light soiling and scuffing). FIRST EDITION. PMM 367(b).
KELMSCOTT PRESS -- W. MORRIS. A Note by... Morris on his aims in founding the Kelmscott Press. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, March 1898. 8° (207 x 142mm). Printed in red and black, errata slip tipped onto front free endpaper. Woodcut frontispiece by Morris after Burne-Jones, within full woodcut page border, facing page with the same border, full-page illustration, five specimen pages with woodcut initials, woodcut device at end. Original holland-backed boards. Provenance: George Goyder (armorial bookplate); with an unsigned card from the Emery Walkers for Christmas 1914 loosely inserted; and 27 others by or on Morris and John Ruskin, many first editions. (30)