Item #31315 The Kelmscott Press Golden Legend: A Documentary History of Its Production Together with a Leaf from the Kelmscott Edition. William S. Peterson.
The Kelmscott Press Golden Legend: A Documentary History of Its Production Together with a Leaf from the Kelmscott Edition.
The Kelmscott Press Golden Legend: A Documentary History of Its Production Together with a Leaf from the Kelmscott Edition.
The Kelmscott Press Golden Legend: A Documentary History of Its Production Together with a Leaf from the Kelmscott Edition.
The Kelmscott Press Golden Legend: A Documentary History of Its Production Together with a Leaf from the Kelmscott Edition.
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The Kelmscott Press Golden Legend: A Documentary History of Its Production Together with a Leaf from the Kelmscott Edition.

DePol, John (illus.)

(Council Bluffs, IA: University of Maryland at College Park Libraries and the Yellow Barn Press, 1990). Quarto. vi, 32pp. One of 170 copies. With an original leaf tipped in. Text by noted Morris scholar William S. Peterson, who provides documentation in the form of correspondence and diary entries. Peterson tells the story of the Kelmscott Press's seventh book, which was originally intended to be their initial publication, from inception to publication. With facsimilies of a page from an 1893 Bernard Quaritch catalogue, advertising the "nearly out of print" Golden Legend, and a letter from William Morris explaing that copies should be ordered from the publisher before publication. Original wood engraved frontispiece portrait of Morris by John DePol. In gray buckram with a lettering-piece on the spine gilt-stamped with the title. Prospectus and errata slip laid in. Item #31315

Price: $425.00

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