¶ Magnússon — Volsünga saga (1870)

December 21, 2017

19th cent.

Magnússon, Eiríkr, and William Morris, trans. Volsünga saga. The story of the Volsungs and Niblungs, with certain songs from the elder Edda. London: F. S. Ellis, 1870.

Large paper; presentation copy from Morris to unidentified recipient (probably Jane Morris), in a binding designed by Elizabeth Burden (Jane’s sister) and executed by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson. Two pages of the book are decorated by Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 471 (perhaps sold for £22; in the British Library copy of the catalogue, the lot is marked both “Sell” and “Keep”). — Unlocated.

Reference: LeMire, p. 51.

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