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Kelmscott Press] Shelley Percy Bysshe

Published by Hammersmith By William Morris at the Kelmscott Press 21 August, 1895, 1895
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3 volumes. Limited Edition, of which only 250 copies printed on paper. Beautifully printed in William Morris’ ‘Golden’ type, one of the tree typefaces he designed himself, a stunning double-page title with wood-cut border designed by Morris, numerous and large woodcut initials, some quite ornate, printing in red and black, all in the finest of the Kelmscott Press’ style on fine hand-made paper with the Flower watermark. Tall thick 8vos, in the original bindings of full limp vellum with yap edges, gilt lettered on the spines. In sturdy and very attractive separate slipcases of marbled paper over boards. 399; 412; 421 pp. A very fine and very beautiful set, especially well preserved and presented. FIRST EDITION IN ESPECIALLY FINE CONDITION AND AN EXQUISITE PRINTING FROM WILLIAM MORRIS AT HIS KELMSCOTT PRESS. The text, edited by F.S. Ellis from the best former editions, is set in Morris’ fine Golden Type, one of the three he designed himself. The type was cut by Edward P. Prince in an exhausting effort that took nearly a year to complete. Bookseller Inventory # 24334

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Publisher: Hammersmith By William Morris at the Kelmscott Press 21 August, 1895

Publication Date: 1895

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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