Lot 67 of 253:
Kelmscott Press Well at the World's End  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$5,100
Estimate:
$5,000 - $8,000

Title:
The Well at the World's End
Author:
Morris, William
Place:
Hammersmith
Publisher:
Kelmscott Press
Date:
1896
Description:

[iv], 496 pp. 4 wood-engraved illustrations by W.H. Hooper after Edward Burne-Jones. (4to) 28.5x20.5 cm (11¼x8") original full limp vellum, spine lettered in gilt, three pair of ribbon ties. One of 350 copies on paper.

Morris considered Burne-Jones illustrations to be "the most harmonious decoration possible to the printed book" (John Dreyfus, 'William Morris: Typographer', p.88). Peterson A 39. 

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Condition:
Vellum with typical yellowing and rippling; occasional minor foxing, ribbons a bit frayed; very good.
 
Item number:
283698
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