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  1. The Love-Lyrics and Songs of Proteus.
    KELMSCOTT PRESS: BLUNT, Wilfrid Scawen. The Love-Lyrics and Songs of Proteus.

    Hammersmith : 1892

    First Kelmscott edition, one of only 300 copies, presentation copy, pseudonymously inscribed by Blunt to his sometime lover Mary Singleton on the front free endpaper, "Violet Fane from Proteus April 29 1892". Singleton was notably the subject of Sonnet LV "St. Valentine's Day" on page 162 of this work. A beautiful copy with a fittingly romantic association.

    Mary... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 144728

  2. The History of Reynard the Foxe.
    KELMSCOTT PRESS: CAXTON, William (trans). The History of Reynard the Foxe.

    Hammersmith : 1892 [1893]

    Limited edition, one of 300 copies on paper, from a total edition of 310 copies. In his note requested by Quaritch as a puff, Morris commented: "this translation of Caxton's is one of the very best of his works as to style; and being translated from a kindred tongue is delightful as mere language. In its rude joviality, and simple and direct delineation... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 145992

  3. Proof sheet bifolium from the Kelmscott Chaucer.
    KELMSCOTT PRESS: CHAUCER, Geoffrey. Proof sheet bifolium from the Kelmscott Chaucer.

    Hammersmith : 1896

    Original proof sheet bifolium from the Kelmscott Chaucer, framed for display, being the opening leaf of the text (B1/8), a splendid exposition of the typography, woodcuts, and design of the book often cited as the most beautiful ever made, and certainly one of the crowning achievements of the private press movement. The proof sheet was typeset in 1893... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 142557

  4. 148541
    KELMSCOTT PRESS: MORRIS, William. Poems by the Way.

    Hammersmith : 1891

    First edition, one of 313 copies of which this is one of 300 copies on paper.

    This was the first Kelmscott Press volume printed in two colours, and the first to feature the smaller Kelmscott printer's mark. Peterson notes that Morris was "apparently so pleased with his new printer's mark that he used it twice: at the end of the table of contents... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 148541

  5. Poems by the Way.
    KELMSCOTT PRESS: MORRIS, William. Poems by the Way.

    Hammersmith : 1891

    First edition, a superb presentation copy to Georgiana Burne-Jones, inscribed by the author on the initial blank "to Georgie from WM Oct: 22nd 1891".

    Georgiana Burne-Jones met Morris through her friendship with, and eventual engagement to, Edward Burne Jones. The pair spent summer holidays with William and Jane Morris at Red House, and worked... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 145199

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