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MORRIS, William, & Eirikr Magnusson, trans.

Volsunga Saga. The Story of the Volsungs & Niblungs...

with certain songs from the Elder Edda. Translated from the Icelandic.

Availability: In stock

Published: London F. S. Ellis, 1870

Stock Code: 133897

£950
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, first impression, of Morris and Magnusson's prose translation from the Icelandic epics, this an excellent association copy with the pencil ownership inscription of Georgiana Burne-Jones to front free endpaper. Georgiana Burne-Jones met Morris through her friendship with, and eventual engagement to Edward. The pair spent summer holidays with William and Jane Morris at Red House, and worked together on various decorating projects. In 1861 the decorative arts firm Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co was founded, and Georgiana was employed painting tiles. The friendship between Georgina and Morris was a close one, and it has been suggested that they were in love, but if he asked her to leave her husband (as some of his poetry of these years suggests), she refused. The pair remained friends until Morris' death in 1896. Edward Burne-Jones produced illustrations for the revised Kelmscott Press edition of these Icelandic Sagas, published in 1898.

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, with Burne & Co. ticket to rear pastedown, titles gilt to spine, spine and front elaborately gilt-decorated to a design by Philip Webb.

Condition

Only a little rubbed to ends and corners, small burn mark near centre or rear cover, foxing to endpapers only, an attractive copy in very good condition.

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