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MORRIS, William, & Alfred John Wyatt, translators. The Tale of Beowulf.
Hammersmith : 1895First Kelmscott edition, and the first edition of William Morris's translation, in gorgeous condition, and inscribed by Morris in the year of publication on the second blank, "to Robert W. Smith, from William Morris, Sept: 24th 1895". The Kelmscott Beowulf is already a scarce book (300 copies were printed on paper, as here, with a further eight... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 141603
MORRIS, William, & Alfred John Wyatt, translators. The Tale of Beowulf.
Hammersmith : 1895First Kelmscott edition, and the first edition of William Morris's translation, one of 300 copies printed on paper (a further eight copies were issued on vellum). Morris began his translation of the great English epic in 1893, based on a prose rendering by the Anglo-Saxon scholar Alfred J. Wyatt of Christ's College, with whom he consulted over a two... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 138925
MORRIS, William, & Eiríkr Magnússon (trans.) The Saga Library.
London : 1891-1905First editions, first impressions, scarce found as the complete set, and more usually in sorry state. The culmination of Morris's interest in the medieval literature of Iceland, the Saga Library was translated and edited by Morris together with his friend and scholar Eiríkr Magnússon (1833-1913) and sought to make the material more accessible to an... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139302
MORRIS, William. The Collected Works.
London : 1910The best collected edition of the works of William Morris, including introductions by the author's daughter, May Morris. One of a limited edition of 1050 numbered sets and very attractively bound. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 68521
MORRIS, William. An Address.
London : 1898First editions, first impressions, of these Chiswick Press fine publications of William Morris's lectures printed in the Golden type he designed for the Kelmscott Press; in an attractive arts and crafts style binding by the amateur binder, bibliophile, and author, Fletcher W. Battershall (1866-1929), and with his bookplate on the front pastedown.
Fully... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 142015
MORRIS, William. The Collected Works.
London : 1910A handsomely bound set of the best collected edition of the works of William Morris, including introductions by the author's daughter, May Morris. One of a limited edition of 1050 numbered sets of which this is number 259. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 136121
MORRIS, William. Collection of his lectures:
London : 1898-1900First editions, printed in the Golden type Morris designed for the Kelmscott Press, each hand bound in beautiful arts and crafts bindings by Arthur E. Holloway (b. 1875) of the Birmingham School of Art, each signed, with his monogram to Some Hints on Pattern-Designing. The School was closely associated with Morris's design aesthetic, which... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 143282
KELMSCOTT PRESS: MORRIS, William (trans.) The Tale of King Florus and the Fair Jehane.
Hammersmith : 1893First edition of Morris's translation of this story, one of 325 copies on paper, taken from the work Nouvelles françaises en prose du XIIIième siècle which was originally published in Paris in 1856. King Florus and the Fair Jehane would later appear in the work Old French Romances Done into English by William Morris, published by... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 139267
MORRIS, William. The Defence of Guenevere.
Portland, ME : 1896First Mosher edition, one of 925 unnumbered copies finely printed on Van Gelder paper, this copy in beautiful condition in a superb Zaehnsdorf exhibition binding. Morris's influential Arthurian poems were first published as The Defence of Guinevere, and Other Poems in 1858.
Thomas Mosher (18521923) was a major contributor to... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139080
MORRIS, William. Architecture and History, and Westminster Abbey.
London : 1900First edition of the lectures William Morris gave before the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings on July 1884 and July 1893, printed using the Golden Type of the Kelmscott Press. With the black morocco bookplate of the prominent American book collector Henry William Poor (1844-1915), who made his fortune in banking and used the funds to... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 131407
MORRIS, William. The Story of Sigurd the Volsung.
London : 1877First edition of Morris's Icelandic epic, his longest and most ambitious poem. Although dated 1877 this work was issued in November 1876. He had published a prose translation, in collaboration with Eirikr Magnusson, in 1870, though this edition presents the first appearance of his solo poetic treatment of the epic. "This four-book narrative in resounding... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 129025
MORRIS, William. [Four Chiswick Press books,
London : 1898, 1898, 1899, and 1900First editions, first impressions, an attractive gathering in excellent condition, of these four Chiswick Press fine press publications of William Morris's lectures. Some Hints on Pattern Designing was one of two Morris works included in Printing and the Mind of Man. In the catalogue it is noted that Walter Crane wrote of Morris's far-reaching aesthetic... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 141521
MORRIS, Francis Orpen. A Series of Picturesque Seats
London : First edition in book form; "the book's publishing history is complicated. It is described as having been issued in parts between 1864 and 1880, but selections from it like The Ancestral Homes of Britain of 1868 also appeared during this period" (Ray). Morris's Seats offers an unparalleled survey of British and Irish country houses in their late Victorian... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 67808
KELMSCOTT PRESS: MORRIS, William (trans.) The Tale of the Emperor Coustans and of Over Sea.
Hammersmith : 1894First edition of Morris's translation of these French romance tales, one of 525 copies on paper. Morris's translations from these 13th-century French romances were subsequently collected as the first two of the four Old French Romances. Done into English by William Morris (1896).
This copy has four brass strips neatly bent around the... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 139268
[MORRIS, Corbyn.] Observations on the Past Growth and Present State of the City of London.
London : 1751First and only edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "Captain Bernard ab Authore C.M.", with a three-page manuscript transcription before the title, almost certainly in Morris's hand, of "The Freeholder's Ditty, To The Tune of Moggy Lauder", and a note at the end stating that the printer of the ballad was "Jack Mahon,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 120893
KELMSCOTT PRESS: SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles. Atalanta in Calydon:
Hammersmith : 1894First Kelmscott edition, one of 250 copies on paper; a further 8 copies printed on vellum were also issued. Swinburne was a warm admirer of the Kelmscott Press books, and "when Atalanta (which was first published in 1865) was reprinted by Morris, Swinburne wrote to him that it was 'certainly one of the loveliest examples of even your incomparable press'"... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 140418
KELMSCOTT PRESS: CHAUCER, Geoffrey. Proof sheet bifolium from the Kelmscott Chaucer.
Hammersmith : 1896Original 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
GRIGGS, William. 18 Plates of Ornamental Tiles Collected By the Afghan Boundary Commission.
London : First and sole edition, extremely uncommon, V & A and BL only in UK, WorldCat adds another 10 locations. A striking set of plates of ornamental tiles collected by the Afghan Boundary Commission, a joint Anglo-Russian project, active between 1884 and 1886, to set Afghanistan's northern border. A team travelled through Herat, Bala Murghab, Mazar-i-Sharif... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 129429
(GALTON, Francis.) HOLLYER, Frederick. Half-length photographic portrait of Francis Galton, side profile, seated at a desk, poised to write.
[London : 1899A striking photographic portrait of the human geneticist and eugenicist Francis Galton, taken by Frederick Hollyer, the great late 19th-century celebrity photographer.
Hollyer (1837-1933) was highly regarded for his fine platinum print reproductions of paintings, particularly those by the Pre-Raphaelites, who he met in 1860 and whose work he... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 122552
(EDWARDES, Sir Herbert.) RUSKIN, John. Bibliotheca Pastorum. Vol. IV. A Knight's Faith.
Orpington, Kent : 1885First edition of Ruskin's "most sustained commentary on both imperialism and India" (Patrick Brantlinger, "A postindustrial prelude to postcolonialism: John Ruskin, William Morris, and Gandhism", Critical Inquiry, vol. 22, no. 3, p. 470). "The following pages are in substance little more than grouped extracts of some deeply interesting passages in the... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 113913
ZULU WAR - ROTHWELL, John Sutton. Narrative of the Field Operations connected with The Zulu War of 1879.
London : 1907Second edition, 1,500 copies printed; a particularly nice copy of this inevitably uncommon official account of the Zulu War, published anonymously, with a fine martial provenance, inscribed boldly in pencil on the front pastedown, "W. V-S, 1/5th RG. FF". This is Brig.-Gen. William Desmond Villiers-Stuart (1872-1961) who served with the 5th Royal Gurkhas... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141133
BENTLEY, Nicolas. William Morris.
c. 1968Portrait of the designer, author, and visionary socialist William Morris in old age. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 67075
KELMSCOTT PRESS: CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Works.
London : 1974Limited edition, one of 515 copies. A superb copy of the Basilisk Press facsimile of the Kelmscott Chaucer, the second volume providing insight into the Press, the work, and its illustrations. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 135767
ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories and Fairy Tales.
London : 1893First Gaskin edition. Arthur J. Gaskin (1863-1926) was a member of the Birmingham Group of Artist-Craftsmen. Gaskin was engaged by William Morris to produce woodcut illustrations for the Kelmscott Press, and Morris's influence can be seen here in Gaskin's work. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 139578
CLOUSTON, William Alexander (ed.) The Bakhtyar Nama: a Persian Romance.
[Larkhall, Lanarkshire] : 1883First edition thus, one of 300 copies, inscribed to Jane Morris on the blank preceding the title, "To Mrs. Morris from The Editor", and probably bound for presentation. Ouseley's translation was originally published in 1800 but had become rare by the 1880s and the Orcadian scholar Clouston considered it worth reprinting. Noted on the title page as editor... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132751
(HARRISON, Florence.) ROSSETTI, Christina. Poems.
London : 1910First trade edition, first impression, beautifully illustrated in art nouveau style by Harrison. Florence Harrison (1877-1955) was an Australian-born artist known for her rich, art nouveau style. "Harrison brought to this volume some of her most recognisable and oft-reproduced illustrations, ethereal and evocative by turn" (Howe). A well-respected artist,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 119894
(HARRISON, Florence, illus.) ROSSETTI, Christina. Poems.
London : First Florence Harrison edition, first impression, variant issue with the date to the title page and vignette to the title page verso. Florence Harrison (1877-1955) was an Australian-born artist known for her rich, art nouveau style. "Florence Harrison brought to this volume some of her most recognisable and oft-reproduced illustrations, ethereal and... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129313
[MACLAREN, Archibald; Edward Burne-Jones, illus.] The Fairy Family:
London : 1857First edition of this collection of European fairy tales, which includes the first appearance in book form of Edward Burne-Jones's illustrations. The book was put together by the Oxford educator Archibald MacLaren, at whose gymnasium in North Oxford Burne-Jones and William Morris used, as students, to practice swordplay and boxing. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 140965
ESSEX HOUSE PRESS: GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Deserted Village.
Campden, Gloucestershire : 1904First 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
SHAW, George Bernard. Selected Passages.
London : 1912First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's friend, Sydney Cockerell, signed by Shaw and inscribed by Charlotte Shaw on the half-title: "To Sydney Carlyle Cockerell from Charlotte F. Shaw". another inscription, with indistinct signature and dated "5th Nov. 1913" reads: "I witness these signatures - on this most pleasant evening".... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 103503
MILTON, John. Comus.
London : 1901First 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
VOYSEY, Charles Francis Annesley. Individuality.
London : 1915First edition of the architect and interior designer's only book, his meditation on the relation of individuality and collectivism to creativity and the arts. Voysey (1857-1941) was highly influential, acclaimed for both his early textile designs and his later architectural plans for modern country cottages. He mentored Charles Rennie Mackintosh, W.... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 118236
(BEARDSLEY, Aubrey.) MALORY, Sir Thomas. The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur,
Westminster : 1893-4First edition, deluxe issue, number 101 of 300 sets printed on large Dutch handmade paper. The classic combination of Aubrey Beardsley's distinctive drawings and the Arthurian legend, and one of the most iconic books of the fin de siècle.
The young Beardsley was a regular at London's antiquarian book shops, where he forged a friendship with... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 134558
RUSKIN, John. The Stones of Venice.
London : 1905A handsomely bound copy. One of the key texts of the aesthetic movements, The Stones of Venice was first published from 1851 to 1853 and was "a revolutionary success" (PMM). Its importance lies "in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136701
(KAUFFER, E. McKnight.) [BISHOP, Morris.] JOHNSON, W. Bolingbroke. The Widening Stain.
New York : 1942First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Bill Upson, with might even have been involved - W. Bolingbroke Johnson". The author began to write his real name and crossed it out after the first two letters of "Morris". The recipient of this copy was William Hazlet Upson, the creator the popular character Alexander... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 73994
RUSKIN, John. The Stones of Venice.
London : 1873-4Signed edition, one of 1,500 copies signed by the author at the end of the preface. One of the key texts of the aesthetic movements, The Stones of Venice was first published from 1851 to 1853 and was "a revolutionary success" (PMM). Its importance lies "in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139444
MARLOWE, Christopher. Doctor Faustus.
London : 1903First Vale Press edition, sole printing, one of 310 copies on Arnold handmade paper. This entirely unopened copy is in notably bright and attractive condition.
The Vale Press was founded by noted art nouveau designer Charles Ricketts (1866-1931) in 1894. Influenced by both the aesthetic movement and William Morris's designs, his Vale press books... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139293
WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.
Richmond : 1921First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies of this collection of short stories, and an early Hogarth Press production. Leonard Woolf stated that the work "was printed by F. T. McDermott of the Prompt Press, Richmond, who used to give him advice on printing problems when he and Mrs. Woolf first started the Hogarth Press" (Kirkpatrick). Woolf... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 137334
YEATS, W. B. A complete set of the Dun Emer Press books.
Dundrum, Dublin : 1903-7An attractive complete set of the books issued by the Dun Emer Press, the private press established by Yeats's sisters that played a central part in the Celtic Revival. The poet acted as literary editor and subsidised its productions; a number of the publications are Yeats first editions. "In 1902, when Lily Yeats and her sister, Elizabeth, were invited... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 102604
CHAUCER, Geoffrey. [The workes, newlie printed,
London : 1532First complete collected edition of Chaucer and the first attempt to collect into a single volume the complete writings of an English author, this copy in contemporary blind-tooled calf being much the most complete to have appeared in commerce in the past 40 years.
The editor was William Thynne, clerk of the kitchen and of the green cloth to... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 108308