MORRIS, William (1834-1896). The Earthly Paradise, A Poem, London: F. S. Ellis, 1868-1870. 4 parts in three volumes, 8° (190 x 123mm). Vol. I with advertisement leaf pasted in before front endpaper. (Contents leaf detached in vol. I, some very light spotting or soiling to some endpapers). Uncut in original blue cloth, printed paper spine labels (slight wear to head of spines, corners and joints, labels darkened with some loss). Provenance: Zaehnsdorf Ltd (invoice dated 1937 made out to -- The Argus BookShop, Chicago -- Suzette Preston Morton (bookplate) -- Halsted B. Vander Poel. PRESENTATION COPY TO SWINBURNE OF THE FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY MORRIS on the front free endpaper to part III, 'A. C. Swinburne from his friend the author'.
MORRIS, W. The Earthly Paradise, London: F. S. Ellis, 1871. Part IV only, 8° (187 x 125mm). Advertisement leaves bound at end. (Endpapers lightly spotted and worn at joints, some light browning). Original blue cloth by Burn & Co. (binder's label), printed paper spine label (lower corners bumped, slight wear at head and foot of spine, paper label rubbed). Provenance: Alfred Lord Tennyson -- Halsted B. Vander Poel. Second edition. PRESENTATION COPY TO TENNYSON, INSCRIBED BY MORRIS, 'Alfred Tennyson with the Author's kind regards' on front free endpaper.
MORRIS, W. The Pilgrims of Hope. A Poem in Thirteen Books, London: 'Brought together from "The Commonweal", 1886. 8° (192 x 140mm). Original blue paper wrappers, title printed on upper cover, green morocco gilt slipcase (spine faded). Provenance: Halsted B. Vander Poel. Originally published in The Commonweal from April 1885 to July 1886, Morris's work expands his love poem of the Commune, 'The Message of the March Wind'. (3)