Order Nr. 58057 THE DEFENCE OF GUENEVERE, AND OTHER POEMS. William Morris.
THE DEFENCE OF GUENEVERE, AND OTHER POEMS.
THE DEFENCE OF GUENEVERE, AND OTHER POEMS.
THE DEFENCE OF GUENEVERE, AND OTHER POEMS.
THE DEFENCE OF GUENEVERE, AND OTHER POEMS.
THE DEFENCE OF GUENEVERE, AND OTHER POEMS.

THE DEFENCE OF GUENEVERE, AND OTHER POEMS.

(Kelmscott Press).
  • Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.
  • 8vo.
  • original publisher's limp vellum with silk ties.
  • Gothic calligraphic lettering in black ink on spine. (ii), 169+(1) pages.
  • ISBN: none

Price: $6,000.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 58057

Printed in an edition limited to 310 copies, this being one of 300 copies printed on paper. (Cockerell 5, Peterson A5, Walsdorf 5). Bookplate of George Hewitt Myers on front pastedown. Limp vellum lightly soiled, with minor spotting on the rear cover. All four ties are separated, with the remains of one tie loosely inserted. Scattered inconsistent spotting to the lower corner of the textblock not affecting the text. Overall a lovely copy. This was the only Kelmscott Press book in which the title was inscribed by hand on the spine, and the first to be bound in limp vellum. It was set up from a copy of the edition published by Reeves and Turner in 1889 and is divided into three parts. The poems suggested by Malory's Morte Darthur, the poems inspired by Froissart's Chronicles, and poems on various subjects. Finely printed in Golden type in black and red, with woodengraved borders and six and ten line woodengraved initial letters throughout.