The Eve of St. Agnes.London: Essex House Press, 1900 Stock Code: 142535
First Essex House Press edition, number 105 of 125 copies only, each printed on vellum and hand-coloured.
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 of the arts and crafts movement" (Franklin, p. 64). Ashbee bought the Kelmscott Press's Albion printing presses after William Morris's death, and employed one of the Kelmscott compositors, Thomas Binning.
Octavo. Original vellum, spine lettered in gilt, rose and "Soul is Form" blind-stamped to front cover.
Hand-coloured wood-engraved frontispiece by Reginald Savage, hand-coloured initials throughout, 9 laid-in tissue guards.
Light soiling and age discolouration to vellum, contents clean; a near-fine copy.
Franklin pp. 228-45.
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