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  • Seller image for The Golden Legend [Disbound page] for sale by The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA

    [Kelmscott Press] Caxton, William

    Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1892

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    Condition: Very Good. This monumental three volume work was one of the early achievements of the renowned Kelmscott Press. This is a single sheet from the book (pages 521-522 from Volume II) with two ten-line and one six-line beautiful ornamental initials designed by William Morris. Printed in Golden type on Flower paper. Small chips and light browning to margins otherwise very good condition. PRI/120518.

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    [Kelmscott Press] Voragine, Jacobus de; William Caxton, translator and printer

    Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1892

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    Condition: Very Good. William Morris greatly admired The Golden Legend, a medieval collection of saints' lives. It was one of the first books printed in England by William Caxton, (1422- 1491), the first English printer, who, as a translator and publisher, exerted an important influence on English literature. In his bibliography of the Kelmscott Press, William Peterson writes that The Golden Legend was intended to be the first book produced by the press, but because of its length and some problems with paper delivery, Morris was forced to issue several shorter volumes before it was completed. The book was completed in three volumes and a celebratory dinner was held in October 1892 (Bibliography pages 19-24). It was printed in Golden type on Flower paper. These 6 leaves display the fine printing and handsome Morris-designed ornamental initials. The leaves comprise pages 3-4, 13-14, 296-297, 368-367, 499-500, 523-524. There are eleven 6-line initials and three 10-line initials. The pages are in very good condition although the leaf with pages 368-369 show some aging and has the name C.B. Foote and New York written upside down in ink at the bottom of page 368. A nice addition to a teaching collection for the printing arts and history of the book.

  • Seller image for Eight leaves from The Earthly Paradise for sale by The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA

    [Kelmscott Press] Morris, William

    Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1896

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    Condition: Near Fine. The Earthly Paradise was a collection of epic and romantic poems by William Morris (1834-1896) that first appeared in 1868-1870 when he was still in his thirties, and established Morris's reputation as an important poet. He planned to do an edition elaborately illustrated by his great friend, the artist Edward Burne-Jones but it was never realized. This Kelmscott Press edition had eight volumes that were issued between July 1896 and September 1897. There were 225 paper copies and 6 copies on vellum. These eight leaves are from volume five and contain pages 49-64 of The Land East of the Sun and West of the Moon. They are collected as one signature. The beautiful text pages have two 6-line decorated initials and twenty 4-line initials. Printed on Apple paper in Golden type using red and black inks. This was the first book in which Apple paper was used. Pages measure 6.5 x 9.5 inches. Except for some light browning to page edges the leaves are in near fine condition. An excellent example of the typography and printing of the Kelmscott Press and a wonderful addition to a teaching collection. PRI/070320.

  • [Kelmscott Press] Voragine, Jacobus de; William Caxton, translator and printer

    Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1892

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    Condition: Very Good. William Morris greatly admired The Golden Legend, a medieval collection of saints' lives. It was one of the first books printed in England by William Caxton, (1422- 1491), the first English printer, who, as a translator and publisher, exerted an important influence on English literature. In his bibliography of the Kelmscott Press, William Peterson writes that The Golden Legend was intended to be the first book produced by the press, but because of its length and some problems with paper delivery, Morris was forced to issue several shorter volumes before it was completed. The book was completed in three volumes and a celebratory dinner was held in October 1892 (Bibliography pages 19-24). It was printed in Golden type on Flower paper. These 6 leaves display the fine printing and handsome Morris-designed ornamental initials. The leaves comprise pages 575-576, 583-584, 585-586, 597-601. There are seven 6-line initials and two 10-line initials. The pages are in very good condition with slight aging to margins. A nice addition to a teaching collection for the printing arts and history of the book. PRI/070920.

  • Seller image for Six leaves from The Golden Legend for sale by The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA

    [Kelmscott Press] Voragine, Jacobus de; William Caxton, translator and printer

    Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1892

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    Condition: Very Good. William Morris greatly admired The Golden Legend, a medieval collection of saints' lives. It was one of the first books printed in England by William Caxton, (1422- 1491), the first English printer, who, as a translator and publisher, exerted an important influence on English literature. In his bibliography of the Kelmscott Press, William Peterson writes that The Golden Legend was intended to be the first book produced by the press, but because of its length and some problems with paper delivery, Morris was forced to issue several shorter volumes before it was completed. The book was completed in three volumes and a celebratory dinner was held in October 1892 (Bibliography pages 19-24). It was printed in Golden type on Flower paper. These 6 leaves display the fine printing and handsome Morris-designed ornamental initials. The leaves comprise pages 563-574. There are twenty-three 6-line initials and two 10-line initials.They are attached as in a signature. The pages are in very good condition with slight aging to margins. A nice addition to a teaching collection for the printing arts and history of the book. PRI/070920.

  • Seller image for Six Kelmscott Press Leaves from The Earthly Paradise for sale by The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA

    [Kelmscott Press] Morris, William

    Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1897

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    Condition: Near Fine. Six Leaves, pages 83-94, from "The Wanderers and March" in The Earthly Paradise that offer a wonderful example of the fine printing of the Kelmscott Press and the impressive poetry of Morris. Pages 83-90 are from "The Wanderers". Pages 91-94 are from "March", with the opening text , border decoration and ten-line decorated initial "S" of March. Other pages with four and six line decorated initials. Printed in black and red Golden type on Apple paper. In near fine condition. PRI/050216.

  • Seller image for Gothic Architecture: A Lecture for the Arts and Crafts Society for sale by Matthew Butler Books PBFA

    William Morris

    Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1893

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    Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Sextodecimo, light blue boards with some spotting, cloth to spine which is slightly worn.Pp.68 plus blank end papers and beautifully designed and printed by Kelmscott Press. "Morris used his own Golden type, his specially made black and red inks and hand-made paper, and bound the whole in half holland with a linen spine" The text of an importantLecture first given to the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society in 1889. This copy must be one of the slightly later printings, as the mis-spellings of the very first copies have been corrected.

  • [Kelmscott Press] Burne-Jones, illustrator

    Published by [Kelmscott Press], [Hammersmith], 1897

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    Condition: Near Fine. This is an uncomomon proof page for the beautiful frontispiece woodcut illustration for Love is Enough, or The Freeing of Pharamond: A Morality, drawn by the artist Edward Burne-Jones and engraved by W.H. Hooper. Love is Enough was the final publication of the Kelmscott Press, published one year after the death of founder William Morris. It is mounted on board and measures 28.5 x 20.6 cm (11.25 x 8 inches). There are some hints of rubbing and soiling but is otherwise in near fine condition. PRI/072123.

  • Seller image for GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE: A LECTURE FOR THE ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION SOCIETY for sale by Lost Time

    William Morris

    Published by Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893

    Seller: Lost Time, Brattleboro, VT, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition of 1500 printed in three impressions of 500 each, this from the second or third with the spelling corrections on pages 41 and 45. 16mo in publisher's holland-backed boards, in a three panel cloth case and a gilt-ruled full morocco case with gilt titles to spine. 68 pp. VG. Very light foxing to boards; faint stain to rear. Corners lightly worn. Binding is sound. Bookplate of Judge Willis Vickery, a noted late-19th, early 20th century collector on the front pastedown. A very few scattered spots of foxing in the margins. The leather case has moderate wear and rubbing to the spine and very minor edge wear. A nicely preserved copy. Ships wrapped in bubble wrap and packed with care in a box.

  • Seller image for Hand and Soul for sale by Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA

    ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel

    Published by Published by William Morris, at The Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall Hammersmith, England, Hammersmith, 1895

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    Hardcover. One of 525 copies, 300 of which were for sale in America and sold by Way & Williams. 12mo, vellum, gilt lettered spine. Near Fine with light staining to vellum covers.

  • Seller image for Of the Friendship of Amis and Amile for sale by Heritage Book Shop, ABAA

    KELMSCOTT PRESS

    Published by Sold by William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894

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    KELMSCOTT PRESS; MORRIS, William (illustrator). MORRIS, William, [translator]. Of the Friendship of Amis and Amile. Hammersmith: Sold by William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press, 1894. Full Description: [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. [MORRIS, William, translator]. Of the Friendship of Amis and Amile. [Hammersmith: Sold by William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press, 1894]. One of 500 paper copies of an edition of 515 (15 in vellum). Sixteenmo (5 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches; 146 x 108 mm). [8], 67, [5, blank] pp. Printed in black and red. Engraved 3, 7 and 13 lined initials. Set in Chaucer type. Original holland-backed quarter cloth over blue paper boards. Front board printed in black. Some minor toning and spotting to paper boards. Cloth spine lightly rubbed. Overall a very good copy. "The following note (probably by Morris) appeared in the announcement: 'This tale dates from about the same period as that of King Florus, and its literary & historical value is equally high. As in the case of King Florus, the Englishing is literal.'" Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, Peterson A23. Ransom, Private Presses, Sparling. Tomkinson, HBS 68943. $1,600.

  • Seller image for Gothic Architecture: A Lecture for the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society. for sale by Peter Harrington.  ABA/ ILAB.

    KELMSCOTT PRESS: MORRIS, William.

    Published by Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1893, 1893

    Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB., London, United Kingdom

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    First edition of the author's examination of architecture and its relationship with art, literature, and politics. The entire first edition was printed in public during the Arts and Crafts Exhibition at the New Gallery in London, "under the eyes of an interested and constantly renewed crowd, whose presence imposed a severe strain upon the pressman Collins's Celtic modesty" (Sparling, p. 87). It was also the first Kelmscott Press book printed in sextodecimo. This is one of 1,500 copies on paper; there were also 45 copies printed on vellum. The present example has the misprint "Van Eyk" for "Van Eyck" (page 45, line 1) but "gilds" corrected to "guilds" (page 41, line 16). Peterson A18. H. Halliday Sparling, The Kelmscott Press and William Morris, Master-Craftsman, 1924. Sextodecimo. Original holland-backed boards, front cover lettered in black, edges untrimmed. Title and side-notes printed in red. Text printed in Golden type. Binding lightly rubbed, contents fresh, a near-fine copy.

  • Seller image for Syr Ysambrace, or The Rjomance of Sir Isumbras for sale by Panoply Books

    F.S. Ellis (ed)

    Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, UK, 1897

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Edward Burne-Jones (illustrator). Limited Edition. Blue paper covers over thin boards have spine covered in natural linen and title on front cover. Boards show some wear, age, chips, dings, stains especially at edges, a little warping, edgewear. Corners are bumped, frayed, with exposed board. See photos. Spine with no text is darkened, with crushed, chipped ends. Binding is secure. Handmade paper end papers/ pastedowns show little to no sign of age or wear. Bookseller's note on front pastedown. See photos. Two page opening spread has full border and illustration. See photos. Interior exhibits minimal signs of age and wear, save for a smudge in the margin on page 38. See photos. Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. Text block edges have deckle fore and foot edges.** PS2023.1206** 41 pages. 5.75 x 8 inches** A fine example of the books printed by the Kelmscott Press, founded by William Morris (1834-1896). Printed on handmade paper, using Chaucer typeface in black and red ink. Illuminated initials at paragraph heads, and additional ornaments within the text blocks. The opening pages are illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), friend and collaborator with Morris in the English Arts and Crafts movement. Burne-Jones designed a number of books for the Kelsmcott Press between 1892 and 1898.** Sir Isumbras is a medieval metrical romance written in Middle English and found in no fewer than nine manuscripts dating to the fifteenth century; this book uses the manuscript in the Lincoln Cathedral, dating from c. 1440. Unlike many other popular romances of the period, Sir Isumbras is not a translation of an Old French original.** Limited edition of 350 copies printed at the Kelsmsott Press, with details spelled out on the Colophon.** "Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. Seller Inventory #009852"**.

  • Seller image for OF THE FRIENDSHIP OF AMIS AND AMILE for sale by Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB

    Morris, William

    Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894

    Seller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB, NEW CASTLE, DE, U.S.A.

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    Kelmscott Press (illustrator). 12mo. original publisher's quarter cloth with Holland backed blue paper-covered boards. (iv), 67+(1) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 515 copies of which this is one of 500 copies printed on paper. (Cockerel 23, Peterson A23, Walsdorf 23). Very light rubbing to the Holland backed boards, else a fine copy. Printed in Chaucer type, in black and red, and is uniform in size with the romances from the French, as well as the same borders to the frontispiece or title page (FORMAN 151). A note which appeared in the announcement of this book stated "This tale dates from about the same period as that of KING FLORUS, and its literary & historical value is equally high." With a beautiful woodcut as the spread title page, woodcut initial letters and printing in red and black. original publisher's quarter cloth with Holland backed blue paper-covered boards.

  • Seller image for THE TALE OF KING COUSTANS THE EMPEROR. for sale by E.C. Rare Books.

    Morris (William)

    Published by Kelmscott Press (Morris William) Hammersmith, 1894

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. THE TALE OF KING COUSTANS THE EMPEROR. THE HISTORY OF OVER SEA. One of a total edition of 545 copies Kelmscott Press (Morris William) Hammersmith 1894 Translated out of the ancient French into English by William Morris. Hammersmith 1894. With ornamented woodcut double title and numerous initials by William Morris. Original holland-backed blue-gray paper boards, black lettering on upper cover, untrimmed edges One of 525 copies on Batchelor laid paper (total edition 545). Typeset from the Chaucer Type, the running titles and the publisher's imprint were printed in red. This is a particularly charming little anthology of two Medieval French romances translated by Morris into his special brand of archaic-sounding English. The love stories involve, first, a commoner's marriage to the daughter of the pagan emperor of Byzantium and, second, the adventures that befall French lovers who are taken prisoner by Saracens during a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Peterson A 26. Tomkinson 114, 26 (with full-page illustration of the double title). Ransome 328, 26 Near Perfect condition with no markings inside or out.

  • orig. half-cloth. Condition: Sehr gut. (viii), 70, (4) p. Fine. First ed. Printed in black and red. Frontispiz drawn by Edward Burne-Jones, engraved by William Morris. "This Kelmscott bibliography was the last book printed at the Kelmscott Press. It was finished at No. XIV Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of London, on the fourth day of March, MDCCCXCVIII. Sold by the late William Morris at the Kelmscott Press". Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 248.

  • Seller image for The Romance of Syr Pereceyvelle of Gales for sale by L'Estampe Originale ABAA/ILAB-LILA

    Morris, William

    Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1895

    Seller: L'Estampe Originale ABAA/ILAB-LILA, Saratoga, CA, U.S.A.

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    Blue paper over Boards. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: None. Edward Burne-Jones (illustrator). 1st. Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press., 1895. 4to. Upper Mall, Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press. 1895. Limited Edition. Octavo. 98pp. Original quarter linen and blue-gray paper covered boards; a few pencil notations on the front free endpaper, else a Fine copy. One of three hundred fifty copies. Printed in black and red from Chaucer types, title-page woodcut border after Burne-Jones, with the first line of text in red. Overseen by F.S. Ellis. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, One of 350 copies (of a whole edition of 358). Frontispiece by Edward Burne-Jones. Printed in Chaucer type, with titles and shoulder notes in red, and with numerous borders and initials designed by William Morris. Linen backed boards, very good: spine extremities worn, corners worn, covers a bit faded, edges damp stained; occasional light foxing. Printed in red and black, wood engraved frontispiece, ornamental woodcut borders and initials. (Peterson A33).

  • Seller image for Poems Chosen Out of the Works of Robert Herrick. (Kelmscott Press) for sale by Dark and Stormy Night Books

    Herrick, Robert; Ellis, F.S. (edit.)

    Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, London, 1895

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    Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. William Morris (illustrator). First Edition: one of 250 copies. Hard cover, 8 vo, in a contemporary fine binding of full morocco with five raised bands, each of which is ruled with a hot tool into a hinge shape extending onto the front and rear boards, at each terminal point accentuated by three gilt dots. The turn-ins are ruled with a single band of hot tooling. Marbled end papers, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, with no book binders signature apparent. Collation xiv, (4), 296 pp., (4), First Edition, limited to 250 copies. Colophon: "Edited by F.S. Ellis from the text of the/ edition put forth by the author in 1648. Printed by William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press, Upper/ Mall, Hammersmith, London, W., and finished/ on the 21st day of November, 1895./ Sold by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press." Printed on Flower paper, in black and red, using Golden typeface. The wood engraved borders and more than three hundred decorative initial capitals all designed by William Morris. **Condition: Near Fine. The endcap at the head of the spine has a barely noticeable split one quarter inch in length and a vague discoloration in the polish which extends from the top of the spine onto rear board. A couple of small indentations and one ink? mark to the rear board. Otherwise, the exterior has some shelf wear at bottom edges, and a sometimes variable patina. The overall effect, however, is of a deep, rich welcoming hue. Boards minimally bowed. Inside, the hinges are in order. There is some offset to the marbled paper from the turn-ins. The overall quality of the workmanship of the binding is superb. The handmade paper is clean and bright, mostly with a charmingly untrimmed "live edge" at the fore. One noted spot of fox ( or other soiling?) affects the margin at p. v, part of the Index of first lines. Includes the stunningly decorated double title page, an index of first lines plus numerous (more than 300) selections from Robert Herrick's most enduring work of poetry, Hesperides, first published in 1648, plus a few selections from the subsection of the latter known as [His] Noble Numbers, which is slightly more sacred in tone. William S. Peterson notes in his Bibliography of the Kelmscott Press (1984) that by two days before publication, only four copies of this volume remained unsold. (p. 95) **English Cavalier Poet Robert Herrick ( 1591-1674) is best known for these lyrical works, which encourage a carpe diem, experiential approach to love and life. This includes the famous "Gather ye Rosebuds while ye may." **One would like to be able to name the bookbinder, it feels like something from the Doves Bindery, but sadly, there is no proof to such assertion. As originally sold in either the standard limp vellum or blue holland covered boards, the Kelmscott volumes were bound at the Doves Bindery. William Peterson mentions that the Doves Bindery did also bind a number of the Kelmscotts to order for Morris's individual customers, so perhaps this was done in this case, as a personal preference of the customer. Its not much to go on. (W. Peterson, The Kelmscott Press, (1991), p. 119. In any case, this remains a beautiful, handmade gift for one's amorata as the nights draw in. Scarce to market. Peterson A37. Ransom, Kelmscott No. 37 (p. 329).

  • Seller image for The Nature of Gothic a Chapter of the Stones of Venice for sale by George Jeffery Books

    Ruskin John

    Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, London, 1892

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    Vellum. Condition: Near Very Good. Limited Edition. Limited to 500 copies. Book measures 21x15.cm. iv[1],127,[1]pp, With one elaborately decorated border, two Kelmscott woodcut devices printed in two places at the end of the table of contents and on the colophon, numerous woodcut initials, and several architectural woodcut figures in-text. Bound in original publishers full vellum, with gilt lettering and date. Vellum dust marked, spot marking, boards slightly sprung, lacking ties. Binding in good firm conmdition. Internally, previous owners bookplate. Pages in very good clean condition. A nice copy. Size: 8vo.

  • Seller image for The Romance of Syr Perecyvelle of Gales for sale by L'Estampe Originale ABAA/ILAB-LILA

    (Kelmscott Press). MORRIS, WILLIAM

    Published by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press., Upper Mall, Hammersmith, 1895

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    Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: None. Edward Coley Burne-Jones (illustrator). 1st. Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press., 1895. 8mo. Upper Mall, Hammersmith Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press. 1895. Limited Edition. Octavo. 98pp. Original quarter linen and blue-gray paper covered boards; a few pencil notations on the front free endpaper, else a fine copy. One of three hundred fifty copies. Printed in black and red from Chaucer types, title-page woodcut border after Burne-Jones, with the first line of text in red.'Overseen by F.S. Ellis. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, One of 350 copies (of a whole edition of 358). Frontispiece by Edward Burne-Jones. Printed in Chaucer type, with titles and shoulder notes in red, and with numerous borders and initials designed by William Morris. Interior fine. Linen backed boards, very good: spine extremities a bit worn, two bottom corners worn, covers a bit faded, edges damp stained. Printed in red and black, wood engraved frontispiece, ornamental woodcut borders and initials. (Peterson A33). Quarter linen and blue-gray paper cover boards.

  • Seller image for THE LOVE-LYRICS & SONGS OF PROTEUS. for sale by E.C. Rare Books.

    BLUNT, Wilfrid Scawen (1840-1922).

    Published by Kelmscott Press (Morris William) Hammersmith, 1892

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    Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. Limited Edition. THE LOVE-LYRICS & SONGS OF PROTEUS. KELMSCOTT PRESS BLUNT, Wilfrid Scawen (1840-1922). Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1892. Blunt (Wilfred Scawen) The Love Lyrics & Songs of Proteus, limited to 300 copies, all on paper, printed in red and black in Golden type, 2 woodcut borders, each poem opening with a woodcut initial by Hooper after Morris, woodcut press device after Morris on colophon leaf. Original vellum with light green silk ties, yapp edges, spine lettered in gilt. The only Kelmscott book with the initials printed in red, at the author's request. Morris wrote to Jenny Morris, "'.it looks very gay & pretty with its red letters, but I think I prefer mine in style of printing'". The book was shown at the Wolverhampton exhibition, 1902. Item #0485 Price USD $3,200.

  • Seller image for Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair for sale by Karol Krysik Books ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA

    Morris, William

    Published by The Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1895

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    Leather. Condition: Fine. First Edition. 2 vols. Small 8vo. Bound in new blue/green morocco with gilt dotted lines outside the bands, titles and volume number to the spine compartments, with the front and rear boards ruled in gilt in a rectangular pattern with gilt circles in the corners. Top edges dyed yellow, the interior bright and crisp, with only very little foxing to some margins and text-block edges, but in all, a wonderful copy in a very charming binding that is in fine condition. Now housed in a blue cloth slipcase. Published in an edition of 600 copies, 1895. Errata slip laid-in at p. 18.

  • Seller image for SYR PERECYVELLE OF GALES for sale by Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB

    Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1895

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    Kelmscott Press (illustrator). 8vo. quarter cloth with blue holland-backed paper-covered boards. (iv), 98 pages. Printed in an edition limited to 358 copies this being one of 350 copies printed on flower paper. (Cockerell 33; Peterson A33; Walsdorf 33). Spine ends and corners bumped and worn, a few short splits to spine, some light marking and toning to covers. This is the first of the trilogy which is completed by Sire Degrevaunt and Syr Isumbrace. They were all reprinted from the Camden Society's volume of 1844, which was a favorite of William Morris from his Oxford days. Printed in Chaucer type in black and with shoulder notes added by Morris in red, with three and ten line initials. Finely ornamented with initial letters and woodengraved foliate borders throughout. The woodcut frontispiece is after a design by Edward Burne Jones. Uppter cover title in black. Provenance: bookplate of G.M. de Brabander on front free endpaper. Gift inscription in ink on front free endpaper. quarter cloth with blue holland-backed paper-covered boards.

  • Seller image for Maud, a Monodrama, by Alfred Lord Tennyson. for sale by Georg Schneebeli :: Rare Books & Prints

    Tennyson, Alfred

    Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1893

    Seller: Georg Schneebeli :: Rare Books & Prints, Zürich, Switzerland

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    Softcover. Condition: Sehr gut. One of Morris's loveliest title page. A near fine copy of 500 printed on paper from a total edition of 505 copies (5 on vellum). ¶ Description: Original full limp vellum, with cloth ties, titled horizontally in gilt on spine; housed in original green cardboard slipcase lettered in gilt. Octavo: 21 × 15 cm; pp.: [2], 69, [2]; 3 cancellans leaves replacing pp. 15-16, 19-20, 69-[70]. With double page woodcut title and numerous ornaments and initials. Printed from 'Golden' type in black and red on Batchelor hand-made paper. ¶ Provenance: Bookplate to front pastedown of 'Hall of Otterburn, Northumberland' (i.e. Howard Pease, a wealthy antiquary from the Middleborough area). ¶ Ref.: Sparling 17; Walsdorf 17; Peterson 17 ¶ Condition: Volume is near fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing. All four ties completely preserved. Slipcase with chipping to edges, torn at front and spine. No browning to endpapers. Internally quite fine. ¶ Notes: Sparling calls the title page one of Morris's loveliest (Sparling 1924, 86). The borders were specially designed for this book. 'Maud' was the first of the 8vo books with a woodcut title. ¶.

  • Seller image for BIBLIA INNOCENTIUM: Being the Story of God's Chosen People before the Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ upon Earth, written anew for Children. for sale by LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)

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    First edition. One of 200 copies printed on Flower paper. 8vo. Publisher's original stiff vellum with silk ties, yapp edges and titles in gilt to the spine. Page edges untrimmed, with numerous quires unopened. Printed in Golden type, the first chapter with woodcut foliate initial and border and each subsequent chapter opening with woodcut foliate initials by Hooper after Morris, woodcut press device after Morris on colophon leaf. A near fine copy, the binding square and tight with a just a very minor bump to the foot of the spine and a touch of dust-soiling to the vellum. The contents with a little toning to the preliminary pages and occasionally elsewhere are otherwise clean and bright throughout. An attractive copy. Mackail was a classical scholar, translator of the Aeneid, literary critic and poet. His links with the Kelmscott Press were strong: he married the painter Edward Burne-Jones' daughter Margaret in 1888 and was commissioned by the Morris family to write the first biography of William Morris in 1899, which is described by MacCarthy as a "sensitive and generous" portrayal (William Morris: A Life for our Time, London: 1994, p.x). Biblia Innocentium was one of the last Kelmscott Press publications to be issued in stiff vellum and the first to be printed in an octavo format. Burne-Jones was originally to have designed 250 wood-engravings for this edition, however only 25 were ever completed and none appeared until 1902 in The Beginning of the World: Twenty-Five Pictures by Edward Burne-Jones. (Peterson A9). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

  • Seller image for The Romance of Syr Perecyvelle of Gales (Kelmscott Press) for sale by Dark and Stormy Night Books

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    Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Morris, William; (artist/designer/publisher) Burne-Jones, Edward (artist/designer) (illustrator). Limited Edition of 350 copies. Hardcover, 8vo, (5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches), bound in the original quarter linen with blue holland paper-backed boards, titles printed to the upper cover in black, 98 pp., First Edition. Colophon dates book 16 February 1895. This is one of an edition of 350 copies printed on hand-laid "Flower" watermarked paper (an additional 8 were produced on vellum.) The carved woodblock text borders and initials were designed by William Morris, after the edition printed by J.O. Halliwell from the M.S. in the Library of Lincoln Cathedral (see the colophon.) The wood-engraved frontispiece art ,illustrated by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, depicts young Pereceyvelle embraced by his aging mother. The text is printed in the Morris-designed Chaucer typeface in black, with red side notes and accent to the title page. Condition: Near Fine overall, although there are some minor issues with the exterior, such as minor rubbing to both bottom outside corners, the front bottom right corner being bumped. Rear board has a few marks. Inside, there is some rust in the gutter of the ffep. for about one inch. The rear pastedown and the verso of the last endpaper have one small symmetrical spot of foxing or other discoloration. Overall, however, this is a very pleasing volume, the buff colored linen is clean and unrubbed, the hinges and joints are in order, pages are bright and clean. Glad to video-chat and show the book.*** The front pastedown has the bookplate of Harry Currie Marillier (1865-1951), the South African- born author, critic and journalist who became the long-time Managing Director of William Morris & Company between 1905 and 1948. He also wrote books on Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Beardsley, and was an associate of Oscar Wilde. (Their correspondence can be found in Holland and Hart-Davis's 2000 title, The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde ) Also laid in to this item is an undated ALS on blue stationery from artist Edward Burne-Jones addressed to "CS." (The initials are written--perhaps-- in the manner of famed British bookbinder Thomas Cobden-Sanderson's signature with the "S " within the confines of the "C.") Or, perhaps the CS is for Sydney Cockerell, Morris's personal secretary and executor after his death. *** Syr Pereceyvelle of Gales is the retelling of an Arthurian romance involving Percival, a Knight of the Round Table, and is the first in the trilogy encompassing the titles " Sire Degrevaunt"and "Syr Isumbrace" **** See William S. Peterson, The Kelmscott Press, Bibliography Appendix A, No. 33. Ransom, No. 33 Kelmscott list. ALS from Edward Burne -Jones included.

  • Seller image for THE ROMANCE OF SIRE DEGREVAUNT for sale by Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)

    (KELMSCOTT PRESS)

    Published by Kelmscott Press 1896 [but issued in 1897], Hammersmith, 1896

    Seller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA), McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.

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    215 x 150 mm. (8 1/2 x 6"). 2 p.l., 81, [1] pp. Edited by F. S. Ellis. Original holland-backed blue-gray paper boards, edges untrimmed, in a later (but old) glassine wrapper. Woodcut frontispiece designed by Edward Burne-Jones, elaborate woodcut borders of vines, flowers, and tendrils around frontispiece and first page of text, decorative woodcut initials (mostly three-line) throughout. Printed in red and black in Chaucer type. Peterson A-47; Sparling 47; Tomkinson, p. 120. â The wrapper with a few imperfections (though extremely well preserved); THE BOOK IN PRISTINE CONDITION. According to Sparling, "This book, subjects from which were painted by Burne-Jones on the walls of the Red House, Upton, Bexley Heath many years ago, was always a favourite with Morris." In editing the text of this Medieval romance, Ellis used the manuscript in the library of Lincoln Cathedral to augment and correct the printed version by J. O. Halliwell, which itself was based upon the Cambridge manuscript. Because Burne-Jones' frontispiece was not printed until 18 months after the text was ready, the book was published later (on 12 November 1897) than the date of the colophon (14 March 1896). Like the vast majority of Kelmscott items issues in boards, copies of "Sire Degrevaunt" are normally found now somewhat soiled and tired; it is a pleasure to see a copy like the present one, in fine, fresh condition inside and out. ONE OF 350 COPIES on paper (and eight on vellum).

  • Seller image for A NOTE BY WILLIAM MORRIS ON HIS AIMS IN FOUNDING THE KELMSCOTT PRESS. TOGETHER WITH A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PRESS BY S.C. COCKERELL, & AN ANNOTATED LIST OF THE BOOKS PRINTED THEREAT for sale by Second Story Books, ABAA

    Hardcover. First Edition, 1/525 copies. Octavo, [10], 70, [4] pages. Near Fine. Bound in full green morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, title in gilt on front cover, spine paneled and unembellished. Very light wear to spine, small chip to middle ridge. Golden type in black and red and five pages in Troy and Chaucer type. Woodcut frontispiece and decorative initials by Edward Burne-Jones. Errata slip not present. One of 525 copies on paper. GH consignment. Shelved case 3. The final book printed by the Kelmscott Press after Morris's death. 1366803. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.

  • Seller image for THE BOOK OF WISDOM AND LIES; A book of Traditional Stories from Georgia in Asia for sale by E.C. Rare Books.

    Orbeliani, Sulkhan-Saba. Translated by Oliver Wardrop

    Published by Kelmscott Press (Morris William) Hammersmith, 1894

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    Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. Limited Edition. THE BOOK OF WISDOM AND LIES; A book of Traditional Stories from Georgia in Asia KELMSCOTT PRESS Orbeliani, Sulkhan-Saba. Translated by Oliver Wardrop Published by Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894 Limited Edition. Octavo, 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (207 cm x 140 mm); pp. [2] + xviii + 256; Limited Edition of 250 copies; on Flower paper, Woodcut title within an elaborate woodcut border, first page of text within a similar border, numerous woodcut initials, woodcut printer s device. Printed in red and black in Golden type. Full limp vellum with beige broken ties. A fine copy. COLOPHON: HERE endeth The Book of Wisdom & Lies, a / Georgian Story-book of the eighteenth century, / by Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani: translated, with / notes, by Oliver Wardrop. Printed by William / Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 14 Upper Mall, / Hammersmith, in the County of Middlesex; / & finished on the 29th day of September, 1894. / [printer's mark 1] / Sold by Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly, W. [Peterson A28; Tomkinson p. 114 no. 28; Ransom p. 328, no. 24]. One of the most famous works by the 17-18th century Georgian diplomat and man of letters, containing Sufic and other narratives, tales and anecdotes. "Racy, clear and humorous-though the serious parts also read convincingly. A collection of traditional Georgian stories. The date when 'The Book of Wisdom & Lies' was finished is not known, but it seems to be subsequent to Orbeliani's travels, since we find in the stories references to Rome, France, Constantinople." (Introduction).

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    Tennyson, Alfred Lord and John Ruskin

    Published by Kelmscott Press, (Hammersmith), 1894

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    Burne-Jones, Edward (illustrator). Bifolium sheet printed on both sides.(4)pp. One of 250 copies. The initial full-page woodcut illustration by Edward Burne-Jones first appeared in John Ruskin's The Dream of John Ball, and depicts, with suitable romance and foreboding, Adam and Eve after their expulsion from Eden. Both clothed in hides, Adam digs into the ground while Eve begins her spinning; about her legs are a young Cain and Abel. The rest of the pamphlet evinces William Morris' handiwork, with ten-line and six-line initials, vinous borders, and his printer's mark. Morris produced the edition for the Ancoats Brotherhood, a Manchester socialist society aimed at bringing art and literature to the area and to improve conditions for the working classes. The work's chosen poems by Tennyson and prose by Ruskin reflect these egalitarian values, calling for prioritization of humanity over earthly gain, and espousing the inherent goodness and Godliness of all people. Faint spot to upper corner, else very fine. (Peterson D5).