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  1. Flight of the Duchess.
    ESSEX HOUSE PRESS - BROWNING, Robert. Flight of the Duchess.

    London : 1905

    First Essex House Press edition, number 40 of 125 copies, all printed on vellum and hand-coloured. Browning's poem was first printed in Dramatic Romances and Lyrics in 1845.

    The Essex House Press was founded by Charles Robert Ashbee and Laurence Hodson following the closure of William Morris's Kelmscott Press in 1897 and "came from the heart... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 147283

  2. The Deserted Village.
    ESSEX HOUSE PRESS: GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Deserted Village.

    Campden, Gloucestershire : 1904

    First Essex House Press edition, number 120 of 150 copies only, printed on vellum and hand illuminated. Goldsmith's poem, first published in 1770, is a pastoral elegy and political polemic which depicts an idealised, and supposedly lost, rural lifestyle. It is presented here as the twelfth work in the Essex House Press Great Poems Series. The Essex... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 137543

  3. Comus.
    MILTON, John. Comus.

    London : 1901

    First Essex House edition, number 82 of 150 copies printed on vellum and hand illuminated. In 1634 Milton was asked to compose the text of a masque "which was to be mounted in Ludlow in honour of the inauguration of John Egerton, earl of Bridgewater, as lord president of Wales. In 1637 or early in 1638 Lawes published Milton's text (without any indication... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 137091

  4. Calligraphic manuscript of Ode on a Grecian Urn.
    POWER, Anastasia (illus.); KEATS, John. Calligraphic manuscript of Ode on a Grecian Urn.

    Campden : 1903

    A remarkable manuscript of Keats's Ode on a Grecian Urn produced by renowned Arts and Crafts binder and calligrapher Anastasia Power. A student of Douglas Cockerell, Power ran the Essex House bindery from the summer of 1902 until her marriage to one of the art workers, Gerald Loosley, in 1905. This manuscript, which is rendered entirely on vellum, appears... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 138536

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