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The Hodson Collection: Books, Manuscripts, Prints & Artwork

by Bloomsbury Auctions


359 lots | 278 with images

April 4, 2013

Live Auction

24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 495 9494

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Morris (William) The Story of the Glittering

Lot 1: Morris (William) The Story of the Glittering

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Description: Morris (William) The Story of the Glittering Plain, limited to 206 copies, of which this is one of 200 on paper, printed in black in Golden type, wood-engraved border to first page of text, and large and small initials designed by William Morris, original vellum, washleather ties, lacking most of the upper tie from the lower cover, uncut, [Peterson A1], small 4to, 1891.

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Morris (William) Poems by the Way, limited to 313

Lot 2: Morris (William) Poems by the Way, limited to 313

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Description: Morris (William) Poems by the Way, limited to 313 copies, of which this is one of 300 on paper, printed in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved border, large and small initials and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, the latter appearing at both beginning and end, small stains in the margins of pp.99-113, original vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A2], small 4to, 1891.

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Blunt (Wilfred Scawen) The Love Lyrics & Songs of

Lot 3: Blunt (Wilfred Scawen) The Love Lyrics & Songs of

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Description: Blunt (Wilfred Scawen) The Love Lyrics & Songs of Proteus, limited to 300 copies, all on paper, printed in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved border to first page of text, large and small initials and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, original vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A3], small 4to, 1892. ***The initial letters were printed in red at the request of the author, a distinctive feature not found in any other book designed by Morris. The book was shown at the Wolverhampton exhibition, 1902..

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Ruskin (John) The Nature of Gothic: A Chapter of

Lot 4: Ruskin (John) The Nature of Gothic: A Chapter of

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Description: Ruskin (John) The Nature of Gothic: A Chapter of the Stones of Venice, with a preface by William Morris, limited to 500 copies, all on paper, printed in black only in Golden type, diagrams in text, wood-engraved border to first page of text, large and small initials, and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, the latter printed twice at beginning and end, slight ink stain above the first, original vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A4], small 4to, 1892.

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Morris (William) The Defence of Guenevere, and

Lot 5: Morris (William) The Defence of Guenevere, and

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Description: Morris (William) The Defence of Guenevere, and other Poems, limited to 310 copies, of which this is one of 300 on paper, printed in red and black in Golden type, two wood-engraved borders, large and small initials and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, titled on spine by hand, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A5], small 4to, 1892. ***The book contains the first use of a new "cornflower" border. The first, second, and fourth book issued by the press all use the same one featuring tulips and other blooms which is also used here. The book was shown at the Wolverhampton exhibition, 1902..

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Morris (William) The Dream of John Ball and a

Lot 6: Morris (William) The Dream of John Ball and a

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Description: Morris (William) The Dream of John Ball and a King's Lesson, limited to 311 copies, of which this is one of 300 on paper, printed in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved frontispiece, opposite page, and one other page within elaborate borders, large and small initials and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A6], small 4to, 1892. ***The border around the frontispiece and the vine border on the opposite page are both used here for the first time. The book was shown at the Wolverhampton exhibition, 1902..

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[Voraigne (Jacobus de)] The Golden Legend,

Lot 7: [Voraigne (Jacobus de)] The Golden Legend,

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Description: [Voraigne (Jacobus de)] The Golden Legend, translated by William Caxton, edited by F.S. Ellis, 3 vol., limited to 500 copies, all on paper, printed in black in Golden type, 2 wood-engraved illustrations after Burne-Jones, wood-engraved title, and the three opposite pages within elaborate borders, large and small initials and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, two pages towards the end of vol. 3 stained, mainly in the outer margins, original holland-backed boards, slightly worn, uncut, [Peterson A7], large 4to, 1892. ***The four borders were the first to be designed and engraved for the large 4to format. All three volumes were shown at the Wolverhampton exhibition, 1902..

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[Lefevre (Raoul)] The Recuyell of the Historyes of

Lot 8: [Lefevre (Raoul)] The Recuyell of the Historyes of

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Description: [Lefevre (Raoul)] The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye, translated by William Caxton, edited by H. Halliday Sparling, limited to 305 copies, of which this is one of 5 printed on vellum, in red and black with the text in Troy type and the glossary in Chaucer type, wood-engraved title and opposite page and two pages in vol.2 within elaborate borders, 589 other decorations, 24 forming two- or three-sided borders, large and small initials and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A8], large 4to, 1892. ***The first book to contain Morris's ornamental designs in the margins, the majority adding decoration to the large ornamental initials. The vine border used twice in the second volume also appears here for the first time..

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Lot 9: Mackail (J.W.) Biblia Innocentium, limited to 310

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Description: Mackail (J.W.) Biblia Innocentium, limited to 310 copies, of which this is one of 300 on paper, printed in black only in Golden type, wood-engraved border, large and small initials and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, pp. 176-191very slightly stained in outer margins, original vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A9], 8vo, 1892.

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Caxton (William) The History of Reynard the Foxe,

Lot 10: Caxton (William) The History of Reynard the Foxe,

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Description: Caxton (William) The History of Reynard the Foxe, edited by H. Halliday Sparling, limited to 310 copies, this one of 300 on paper, printed in red and black with the text in Troy type and the glossary in Chaucer type, wood-engraved title and opposite page within elaborate borders, 113 other decorations, 15 forming two- or three-sided borders, large and small initials and rectangular press device, all designed by William Morris, g7-8 slightly browned, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A10], large 4to, 1892.

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Shakespeare (William) The Poems, edited by F.S.

Lot 11: Shakespeare (William) The Poems, edited by F.S.

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Description: Shakespeare (William) The Poems, edited by F.S. Ellis, limited to 510 copies, of which this is one of 10 printed on vellum, in red and black in Golden type, three pages within wood-engraved borders, one other decoration, initials and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A11], 8vo, 1893. ***The book was shown at the Wolverhampton exhibition, 1902..

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Morris (William) News from Nowhere: or an Epoch of

Lot 12: Morris (William) News from Nowhere: or an Epoch of

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Description: Morris (William) News from Nowhere: or an Epoch of Rest, being some chapters from a Utopian Romance, limited to 310 copies, of which this is one of 300 on paper, printed in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved frontispiece by C.M. Gere and opposite page within elaborate borders, large and small initials and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, signatures f and g slightly browned, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A12], 8vo, 1893. ***The frontispiece depicts Kelmscott Manor "to which the people of this story went". The romance begins with the narrator finding himself on the Thames at Hammersmith in early twenty-first century. The book was shown at the Wolverhampton exhibition, 1902..

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[Lull (Ramón)] The Order of Chivalry, translated

Lot 13: [Lull (Ramón)] The Order of Chivalry, translated

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Description: [Lull (Ramón)] The Order of Chivalry, translated by William Caxton, edited by F.S. Ellis; and L'Ordene de Chevalerie, with translation by William Morris, the 2 works in one vol., limited to 235 copies, of which this is one of 225 on paper, printed in red and black in Chaucer type, wood-engraved frontispiece after Burne-Jones and opposite page within elaborate borders, three other decorations, large and small initials, and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A13], 8vo, 1893.

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Cavendish (George) The Life of Thomas Wolsey,

Lot 14: Cavendish (George) The Life of Thomas Wolsey,

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Description: Cavendish (George) The Life of Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal Archbishop of York, transcribed from the author's manuscript by F.S. Ellis, , limited to 256 copies, of which this is one of 250 on paper, printed entirely in black in Golden type, wood-engraved border to first leaf of text, initials, and rectangular press device, all designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A14], 8vo, 1893.

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[Gulielmus, Archbishop of Tyre] The History of

Lot 15: [Gulielmus, Archbishop of Tyre] The History of

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Description: [Gulielmus, Archbishop of Tyre] The History of Godefrey of Boloyne, and of the Conquest of Jerusalem, limited to 306 copies, of which this is one of 300 on paper, printed in red and black with the text in Troy type and the glossary in Chaucer type, wood-engraved title and opposite page within elaborate borders, 414 other decorations, 100 forming two- or three-sided borders, large and small initials and foliate press device, all designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A15], large 4to, 1893.

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More (Sir Thomas) Utopia, edited by F.S. Ellis,

Lot 16: More (Sir Thomas) Utopia, edited by F.S. Ellis,

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Description: More (Sir Thomas) Utopia, edited by F.S. Ellis, with a foreword by William Morris, limited to 308 copies, of which this is one of 300 on paper, printed in red and black in Chaucer type, wood-engraved border to first page of dedication and text, large and small initials, and rectangular press device, all designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A16], 8vo, 1893.

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Tennyson (Alfred Lord) Maud, a Monodrama, limited

Lot 17: Tennyson (Alfred Lord) Maud, a Monodrama, limited

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Description: Tennyson (Alfred Lord) Maud, a Monodrama, limited to 505 copies, of which this is one of 5 printed on vellum, in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved title and opposite page within elaborate borders, 24 other decorations, large and small initials and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A17], 8vo, 1893. ***The borders were specially designed for this book, the first 8vo volume to have decorations in the margins..

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Morris (William) Gothic Architecture: a Lecture

Lot 18: Morris (William) Gothic Architecture: a Lecture

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Description: Morris (William) Gothic Architecture: a Lecture for the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, limited to 1545 copies, of which this is one of 1500 on paper, printed in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved initials designed by William Morris, original holland-backed boards, small mark on upper cover, uncut, [Peterson A18], 16mo, 1893. ***The four-line initials were specially designed for this book. In this copy nine initials and the borders of eight pages have been illuminated by hand..

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Description: Morris (William) Gothic Architecture: a Lecture for the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, another copy, on paper, printed in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved initials designed by William Morris, original holland-backed boards, uncut, [Peterson A18], 16mo, 1893. ***The book was shown at the Wolverhampton exhibition, 1902..

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Meinhold (William) Sidonia the Sorceress,

Lot 20: Meinhold (William) Sidonia the Sorceress,

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Description: Meinhold (William) Sidonia the Sorceress, translated by Francesca Speranza, Lady Wilde, limited to 310 copies, of which this is one of 300 on paper, printed in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved border to first leaf of text, two other decorations forming three-line borders, large and small initials, and foliate press device designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, covers slightly rubbed, silk ties, uncut, with the armorial bookplate of Cuthbert Castle Sloane, [Peterson A19], large 4to, 1893. ***The extensive annotations in red provide the opportunity for some unusual page designs. The book was shown at the Wolverhampton exhibition, 1902..

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Rossetti (Dante Gabriel) Ballads and Narrative

Lot 21: Rossetti (Dante Gabriel) Ballads and Narrative

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Description: Rossetti (Dante Gabriel) Ballads and Narrative Poems, limited to 316 copies, of which this is one of 310 on paper, printed in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved title and opposite page within elaborate borders, large and small initials and rectangular press device, all designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A20], 8vo, 1893. ***The border around the title was engraved for this book as a pair to the border originally used in the first, second and fourth publication of the press..

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Rossetti (Dante Gabriel) Sonnets and Lyrical

Lot 22: Rossetti (Dante Gabriel) Sonnets and Lyrical

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Description: Rossetti (Dante Gabriel) Sonnets and Lyrical Poems, limited to 316 copies, of which this is one of 310 on paper, printed in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved title and opposite page within elaborate borders, large and small initials and rectangular press device, all designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A20a], 8vo, 1894. ***The border around the title was engraved for this book as a pair to the first of the 8vo borders used in the first, second, fourth and later publications of the press. The book was shown at the Wolverhampton exhibition, 1902..

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Morris (William) The Tale of King Florus and the

Lot 23: Morris (William) The Tale of King Florus and the

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Description: Morris (William) The Tale of King Florus and the Fair Jehane, limited to 365 copies, of which this is one of 350 on paper, printed in red and black in Chaucer type, wood-engraved title and opposite page within elaborate borders, and small initials, all designed by William Morris, original holland-backed boards, uncut, [Peterson A21], 16mo, 1893. ***The borders were specially designed for this book, and were then used in all of the companion volumes. The book was shown at the Wolverhampton exhibition, 1902..

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Morris (William) The Story of the Glittering

Lot 24: Morris (William) The Story of the Glittering

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Description: Morris (William) The Story of the Glittering Plain, limited to 257 copies, of which this is one of 7 printed on vellum, in red and black with text in Troy type and table of contents in Chaucer type, 23 wood-engraved illustrations after Walter Crane, wood-engraved title and opposite page within elaborate borders, the illustrations all within their own ornamental frames, 60 other decorations,21 of which are used on illustrated pages, large and small initials and press device designed by William Morris, a few leaves at end slightly spotted or stained at lower outer corner, original limp vellum, [Peterson A22], large 4to, 1894. ***The borders appear here for the first and only time. Seven different frames were designed to accompany the illustrations, only one of which was used in a later publication..

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Morris (William) Of the Friendship of Amis and

Lot 25: Morris (William) Of the Friendship of Amis and

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Description: Morris (William) Of the Friendship of Amis and Amile, limited to 515 copies, of which this is one of 500 on paper, printed in red and black in Chaucer type, wood-engraved title and opposite page within elaborate borders, and small initials, all designed by William Morris, original holland-backed boards, uncut, [Peterson A23], 16mo, 1893. ***The book was shown at the Wolverhampton exhibition, 1902..

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Keats (John) The Poems, edited by F.S. Ellis,

Lot 26: Keats (John) The Poems, edited by F.S. Ellis,

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Description: Keats (John) The Poems, edited by F.S. Ellis, limited to 307 copies, of which this is one of 300 on paper, printed in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved title and opposite page within elaborate borders, large and small initials, and rectangular press device, all designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A24], 8vo, 1892.

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Keats (John) The Poems, proof sheets for

Lot 27: Keats (John) The Poems, proof sheets for

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Description: Keats (John) The Poems, proof sheets for pp.321-324 and 333-336, the first page with "Please return this for side-notes" in William Morris's hand, and autograph corrections by the editor F.S. Ellis, slightly stained, unbound, 8vo, [1892]. ***The corrections are to "La Belle Dame sans Merci" where several lines of text and the large initial are changed..

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Swinburne (Algernon Charles) Atalanta in Calydon:

Lot 28: Swinburne (Algernon Charles) Atalanta in Calydon:

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Description: Swinburne (Algernon Charles) Atalanta in Calydon: a Tragedy, limited to 258 copies, of which this is one of 250 on paper, printed in red and black in Golden type with dedicatory poem to Walter Savage Landor in Greek type designed by Selwyn Image, wood-engraved title and opposite page within elaborate borders, 17 other decorations, 6 forming two- or three-sided borders, large and small initials and press device designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A25], large 4to, 1894.

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The Tale of the Emperor Coustans and of Over Sea,

Lot 29: The Tale of the Emperor Coustans and of Over Sea,

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Description: The Tale of the Emperor Coustans and of Over Sea, translated by William Morris, limited to 545 copies, of which this is one of 525 on paper, printed in red and black in Chaucer type, 2 wood-engraved titles and opposite pages within elaborate borders, and small initials, all designed by William Morris, original holland-backed boards, uncut, [Peterson A26], 16mo, 1894.

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Morris (William) The Wood beyond the World,

Lot 30: Morris (William) The Wood beyond the World,

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Description: Morris (William) The Wood beyond the World, limited to 358 copies, of which this is one of 8 printed on vellum, in red and black in Chaucer type, wood-engraved frontispiece after Burne-Jones and opposite page within elaborate borders, 36 other decorations, all but four two- or three-sided borders, initials and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A27], 8vo, 1894. ***The borders and decorations appear here for the first time..

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Orbeliani (Sulkhan-Saba) The Book of Wisdom and

Lot 31: Orbeliani (Sulkhan-Saba) The Book of Wisdom and

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Description: Orbeliani (Sulkhan-Saba) The Book of Wisdom and Lies, translated by Oliver Wardrop, limited to 250 copies, all on paper, printed in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved pictorial title and opposite page within elaborate borders, initials and rectangular press device, all designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A28], 8vo, 1894.

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Shelley (Percy Bysshe) The Poetical Works, 3 vol.,

Lot 32: Shelley (Percy Bysshe) The Poetical Works, 3 vol.,

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Description: Shelley (Percy Bysshe) The Poetical Works, 3 vol., limited to 256 copies, of which this is one of 250 on paper, vol. 1 printed in black, vol. 2 and 3 in red and black, all in Golden type, wood-engraved title and opposite page within elaborate borders, other decorations, large and small initials and rectangular printer's device in each vol., all designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, uncut, [Peterson A29], 8vo, 1894-1895.

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Psalmi Penitentiales, edited by F.S. Ellis,

Lot 33: Psalmi Penitentiales, edited by F.S. Ellis,

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Description: Psalmi Penitentiales, edited by F.S. Ellis, limited to 310 copies,of which this is one of 300 on paper, printed in red and black in Chaucer type, seven wood-engraved decorations forming three-sided borders, initials and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, original holland-backed boards, slight staining at joints, uncut, [Peterson A30], small 8vo, 1894. ***The decoration on p. 34 is used here for the first time..

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[Savonarola (Girolamo)] Epistola de Contemptu

Lot 34: [Savonarola (Girolamo)] Epistola de Contemptu

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Description: [Savonarola (Girolamo)] Epistola de Contemptu Mundi, edited by Charles Fairfax Murray, limited to 156 copies, of which this is one of 150 on paper, printed in red and black in Chaucer type, wood-engraved illustration after the editor, border, initials and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, original holland-backed boards, uncut, [Peterson A31], 8vo, 1894. ***The book was printed for Charles Fairfax Murray, hence the small limitation, and was never for sale in the usual way..

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The Tale of Beowulf, traanslated by William Morris

Lot 35: The Tale of Beowulf, traanslated by William Morris

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Description: The Tale of Beowulf, traanslated by William Morris and A.J. Wyatt, limited to 308 copies, of which this is one of 300 on paper, printed in red and black with text in Troy type, the glossary etc. in Chaucer type, wood-engraved title and opposite page within elaborate borders, 39 decorations, all but four forming two- or three-sided borders, large and small initials and press device, all designed by William Morris, original vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A32], large 4to, 1895. ***The first book to contain these borders, used only once again in the Jason. The book was shown at the Wolverhampton exhibition, 1902..

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Sir Perecyvelle of Gales, edited by F.S. Ellis,

Lot 36: Sir Perecyvelle of Gales, edited by F.S. Ellis,

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Description: Sir Perecyvelle of Gales, edited by F.S. Ellis, limited to 358 copies, of which this is one of 350 on paper, printed in red and black in Chaucer type, wood-engraved frontispiece after Burne-Jones and opposite page within elaborate borders, one other decoration forming three-sided border, large and small initials, and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, original holland-backed boards, uncut, [Peterson A33], 8vo, 1895.

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Morris (William) The Life and Death of Jason,

Lot 37: Morris (William) The Life and Death of Jason,

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Description: Morris (William) The Life and Death of Jason, limited to 206 copies, of which this is one of 6 printed on vellum, in red and black in Troy type, 2 wood-engraved illustrations after Burne-Jones, these and the opposite leaves within elaborate borders, 28 other decorations, all but seven forming two- or three-sided borders, large and small initials and foliate press device, all designed by William Morris, original vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A34], large 4to, 1895.

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Morris (William) Child Christopher and Goldilind

Lot 38: Morris (William) Child Christopher and Goldilind

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Description: Morris (William) Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, 2 vol., limited to 612 copies, of which this is one of 600 on paper, printed in red and black in Chaucer type, wood-engraved title and opposite page within elaborate borders,one other decoration, and small initials designed by William Morris, errata slip at end of vol.1, original holland-backed boards, uncut, [Peterson A35], 16mo, 1895. ***The borders, used here for the first time, appear again only in the following lot..

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Rossetti (Dante Gabriel) Hand and Soul, limited to

Lot 39: Rossetti (Dante Gabriel) Hand and Soul, limited to

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Description: Rossetti (Dante Gabriel) Hand and Soul, limited to 311 copies, of which this is one of 300 on paper, printed in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved title and opposite page within elaborate borders, and small initials, all designed by William Morris, original vellum, uncut, [Peterson A36], 16mo, 1895. ***The book was shown at the Wolverhampton exhibition, 1902..

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Herrick (Robert) Poems chosen out of the Works,

Lot 40: Herrick (Robert) Poems chosen out of the Works,

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Description: Herrick (Robert) Poems chosen out of the Works, edited by F.S. Ellis, limited to 258 copies, of which this is one of 8 printed on vellum, in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved title and opposite page within elaborate borders, initials and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A37], 8vo, 1895.

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Coleridge (Samuel Taylor) Poems chosen our of the

Lot 41: Coleridge (Samuel Taylor) Poems chosen our of the

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Description: Coleridge (Samuel Taylor) Poems chosen our of the Works, edited by F.S. Ellis, limited to 308 copies, of which this is one of 300 on paper, printed in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved title and opposite page within elaborate borders, 8 other decorations forming three-sided borders, large and small initials and rectangular press device designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A38], 8vo, 1896. ***The book was shown at the Wolverhampton exhibition, 1902..

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Morris (William) The Well at the World's End, nine

Lot 42: Morris (William) The Well at the World's End, nine

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Description: Morris (William) The Well at the World's End, nine preparatory leaves for the Kelmscott Press edition with wood-engraved illustrations by Arthur Gaskin, comprising a single page with large illustration captioned in separate panel "Friends in need meet in the Wildwood", all within ornamental border; and two folded sheets printed in red and black in Golden type, with two large illustrations, one with caption within elaborate border, and two smaller illustrations, six decorations, and a number of small initials designed by William Morris, unbound, 4to, [c.1893-1894]. ***The Well at the World's End was Morris's longest prose romance. Arthur J. Gaskin was invited to illustrate the work, and made 18 finished drawings in ink and one pencil drawing, but Morris was unhappy with the designs. This edition was abandoned, and unrecorded until a similar set of sheets appeared at auction in 1986. The page with illustration and border was not present in the first set and is probably unique. The other illustrations depict Ralph riding with the minstrel (p.241 of the published text), Ralph standing by the Lord of Utterbol (p.242), and Agatha with the Lady of the Burnt Rock (p.261). The surviving woodblocks by Gaskin included in the following lot were not known at the time..

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Gaskin (Arthur J.) Seven wood-engraved blocks, to

Lot 43: Gaskin (Arthur J.) Seven wood-engraved blocks, to

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Description: Gaskin (Arthur J.) Seven wood-engraved blocks, to illustrate "The Well at the World's End", two annotated on backs "Picture 1 Book 3", "Picture 2 Book 3", 2 annotated "wrong", apparently by William Morris, one 120mm. by 136mm., the others 82-102mm. high and 64mm. wide; together with proofs of eight illustrations for the book. ***The blocks depict Ralph riding with the minstrel, Ralph standing by the Lord of Utterbol, and Agatha with the Lady of the Burnt Rock, all used in the specimen sheets, Ralph meeting Agatha, and Ralph riding with a lady, all with proofs, the others of Ralph standing by an open-air fire approached by a young woman (a similar subject to the large illustration with border in the previous lot) and Ralph standing beside a young woman talking to an older man. The four other proofs depict a large battle scene, Ralph with a seated woman drawing his sword as an older man approaches, Ralph and a girl reading from a large book, and a horseman accompanied by a lion..

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Morris (William) The Well at the World's End,

Lot 44: Morris (William) The Well at the World's End,

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Description: Morris (William) The Well at the World's End, limited to 358 copies, of which this is one of 350 on paper, printed in red and black in Chaucer type, each of the four "books" having a double-page opening with captioned wood-engraved illustration after Burne-Jones and large initial within elaborate borders, with 119 other decorations, 63 forming two- or three-sided borders, 45 others dividing the two columns of text, large and small initials and foliate press device designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A39], large 4to, 1896. ***Morris designed entirely new borders, decorations and initials for this book, including the attractive designs placed centrally between the two columns of text. The illustrated page for Book III has the same border and caption as the original Gaskin setting, with the new illustration cut to the same size as the rejected design..

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Chaucer (William) The Works, edited by F.S. Ellis,

Lot 45: Chaucer (William) The Works, edited by F.S. Ellis,

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Description: Chaucer (William) The Works, edited by F.S. Ellis, limited to 438 copies, of which this is one of 425 on paper, printed in red and black with the text in Chaucer type and the titles of the longer poems in Troy type, 87 wood-engraved illustrations after Burne-Jones, wood-engraved title, the illustrations and 30 pages introducing a new tale or book within elaborate borders, many also with large initials, and other large and small initials designed by William Morris, original holland-backed boards, spine discoloured, upper joint worn, vellum, silk ties, uncut, [Peterson A40], large 4to, 1892.

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Chaucer (William) The Works, five leaves, pp.

Lot 46: Chaucer (William) The Works, five leaves, pp.

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Description: Chaucer (William) The Works, five leaves, pp. 9-10, 23-26 and 55-58, with four illustrations by Burne-Jones, all within elaborate borders designed by William Morris, with six large initials and 32 smaller ones, 3 of the illustrated pages with manuscript or printed note below the border deleted by hand, unbound, folio, 1896. ***The sheets appear to have been bought by Laurence Hodson at auction, and were possibly printed as specimens, but it is not clear whether the annotations were added at the press or by a former owner..

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Lot 47: Morris (William) Autograph note in pencil, with

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Description: Morris (William) Autograph note in pencil, with his comments on the printing of pages for the Chaucer, mainly referring to the frames around illustrations in gathering K, annotated in red ink by Sidney Cockerell, and identified by him at foot of sheet "Note by W.M. concerning the Chaucer".

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Lot 48: Cockerell (Sir Sydney)? In librum aureum/ trium

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Description: Cockerell (Sir Sydney)? In librum aureum/ trium poetarum opus, one page with verses signed with initials S.E., 4to, 1896. ***The poem celebrates the printing of the Chaucer, and appears to be unrecorded. It is printed in the same type-face as Gunnlaug the Worm-tongue, presumably by the Chiswick Press. It seems that the E of the signature may have been used by mistake for C, both capitals being quite similar. The author could also have been F.S. Ellis, but it is unlikely that he would have signed the poem without his first initial..

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Lot 49: Ellis (F.S.).- A set of lantern lides, comprising

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Description: Ellis (F.S.).- A set of lantern lides, comprising a portrait of Chaucer, photographic portraits of Morris and Burne-Jones side by side, the Watts portrait of Morris, and the 87 illustrated pages of the book, arranged in two wooden cases. ***The slides were provided by F.S. Ellis, editor of the Kelmscott edition, for the use of Laurence Hodson in a lecture on the book. Included in the lot is an autograph letter signed by Ellis to Furnivall, 1900, "Of course I will lend the B-J Chaucer slides to Mr. Hodson with the greatest pleasure. They have been to Edinburgh & York and are now in Dresden so that they are doing good work in spreading Chaucer's name and fame."; three autograph letters signed by Ellis to Laurence Hodson, 1900-1901 relating to the slides, and two lists of the contents written by Hodson, one of them slides in one box passed on at the request of Ellis to Mr. Dent for a lecture that he wished to give..

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Morris (William) The Earthly Paradise, 8 vol.,

Lot 50: Morris (William) The Earthly Paradise, 8 vol.,

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Description: Morris (William) The Earthly Paradise, 8 vol., limited to 231 copies, of which this is one of 6 printed on vellum, printed in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved title and opposite page, and double-page openings for the twenty four stories within elaborate borders, large and small initials, and rectangular printer's device, all designed by William Morris, original limp vellum, uncut, [Peterson A41], 4to, 1896-1897. ***Ten new borders were engraved for this work, all repeated several times. Three were made by Catterson-Smith under the direction of William Morris to complete double-page openings. Vol. 3 and 7 were shown at the Wolverhampton exhibition, 1902..

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