THE VISION OF WILLIAM CONCERNING PIERS, THE PLOWMAN.
- (New Rochelle: Elston Press, 1901).
- cloth spine, paper boards, paper label on spine
- (iii), 54, (2) pages.
Price: $350.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 86833
Limited to and edition of 210 copies printed in red and black on English Kelmscott handmade paper watermarked with " Hammer and Anvil" device using Satanick type. ( Johnson, 5). Uneven age-darkening to front and rear boards. Lower edge showing some moisture staining. Wear to spine ends, as well as the front and rear hinges. Rear board and endpaper completely separated, yet present. Lacking the paper spine label. The blocks for the symbolical cuts and large initial words are from the designs of H.M. OKane. The Elston Press is held to be the most able of the American imitators of William Morris' Kelmscott Press. Piers Plowman is perhaps the closest to the Kelmscott tradition in design and feeling. From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books.