3 March 2004
MORRIS, William (1834-1896). The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1898.
Small 2° (327 x 235mm). Chaucer and Troy type, printed in black and red, 2 wood-engraved illustrations by W. H. Hooper after Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Original limp vellum with ties.
LIMITED TO 160 COPIES ON PAPER at 6 guineas. This work, a particular favourite of Morris himself, includes two of almost the last borders he designed, inspired by two Psalters in the Kelmscott library. Sparling 50.
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