Sale 17BP01 | Lot 271

KELMSCOTT PRESS MORRIS, WILLIAM. The Sundering Flood.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs

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Lot 271
KELMSCOTT PRESS MORRIS, WILLIAM. The Sundering Flood.
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897. First edition, one of 310 paper copies. Full brown morocco by Hugh Birkett (with his ticket) done in 1987, with an elaborate circular design in gilt of Tudor roses and strawberry leaves on the upper cover, lettered in gilt with the title, the spine in compartments between raised bands, edges uncut, in modern cloth case. 8 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches (21 x 14 cm); 4 blanks, [iv], 507, [1] pp., with the map; 258 ff., printed in black and red, the first text leaf with wood-engraved borders. An attractive binding on a sound copy of the book.
Morris's last romance, produced after his death under the direction of May Morris, his daughter. Birkett, the binder, was born into the Cotswold School Arts and Crafts legacy movement, strongly influenced by William Morris. Peterson A47.


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Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $2,812 (includes buyer's premium)

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