Lot 537 of 721:
Morris' Wood Beyond the World from Kelmscott Press  

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Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$4,000 - $6,000

Title:
The Wood Beyond the World
Author:
Morris, William
Place:
[Hammersmith]
Publisher:
[Kelmscott Press]
Date:
[1894]
Description:

[iv], 261 pp. Printed in red and black, woodcut ornaments and initials; wood-engraved frontispiece by W. Spielmeyer after a design by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. (8vo) 20.8x14.5 cm. (8¼x5¾"), original limp vellum, spine lettered in gilt, ribbon ties. One of 350 copies on paper, printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press.

The true first edition of this tale by William Morris, written specifically to be printed at his Kelmscott Press. The trade edition was published the following year by Lawrence and Bullen.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Slight wear at spine head, three of the ribbon ties torn off; near fine.
 
Item number:
289018
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