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¶ Rossetti — Hand and soul (1895)

July 1, 2016

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Hand and soul. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Inscribed “to Jenny with WM’s best love Dec: 22nd 1895.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum
[bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A36.

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¶ Meinhold — Sidonia the sorceress (1893)

June 9, 2016

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Meinhold, Wilhelm. Sidonia the sorceress. Trans. Francesca Speranza, Lady Wilde. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Inscribed “to Jenny with William Morris’ best love Nov: 19th 1893.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A19.

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¶ Llull — Order of chivalry (1892–93)

June 9, 2016

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Llull, Ramón. The order of chivalry. Trans. William Caxton. Ed. F. S. Ellis. [and] L’Ordene de chevalerie. Trans. William Morris. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892–93.

Inscribed “to Jenny from William Morris April 8th 1893.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A13.

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¶ Caxton — History of Reynard the foxe (1893)

June 9, 2016

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Caxton, William, trans. The history of Reynard the foxe. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Inscribed “to Jenny Morris from William Morris January 17th 1893.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A8.

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¶ Morris — Wood beyond the world (1894)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William. The wood beyond the world. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “to Jenny from William Morris with best love November 23rd 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A27.

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¶ Morris — Tale of the Emperor Coustans (1894)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William, trans. The tale of the Emperor Coustans and of over sea. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “to Jenny With WMs best love Kelmscott Oct: 18th 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A26.

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¶ Morris — Tale of King Florus (1893)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William, trans. The tale of King Florus and the fair Jehane. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Inscribed “to Jenny With William Morris’ best love December 23rd 1893.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A21.

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¶ Morris — Of the friendship of Amis and Amile (1894)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William, trans. Of the friendship of Amis and Amile. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “to Jenny With WM’s best love April 4th 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A23.

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¶ Morris — Tale of Beowulf (1895)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William, and A. J. Wyatt, trans. The tale of Beowulf. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Inscribed “to Jenny with W.M.’s best love February 5th 1895.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A32.

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¶ Morris — Earthly paradise (1896–97)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William. The earthly paradise. 8 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896–97.

Signed “Jenny Morris” on endpaper. The first three volumes were probably given to her by her father.

Provenance: Morris (?). — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A41.

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¶ Swinburne — Atalanta in Calydon (1894)

June 8, 2016

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Swinburne, Algernon C. Atalanta in Calydon. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “Dec: 3rd 1894 to Jenny With WM’s best love.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A25.

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¶ Morris — Story of the glittering plain (1894)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William. The story of the glittering plain. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Illustrated by Walter Crane. Inscribed “To Jenny from WM with best love Feb: 13th 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A22.

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¶ Morris — Story of the glittering plain (1891)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William. The story of the glittering plain. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1891.

Inscribed “to Jenny from William Morris With best love Folkestone June 8th 1891.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A1.

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¶ Morris — News from nowhere (1892)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William. News from nowhere. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Inscribed “to Jenny from William Morris with best love May 23rd. 1893.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A12.

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¶ Morris — Story of Gunnlaug the worm-tongue (1891)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William, trans. The story of Gunnlaug the worm-tongue and raven the scald. London: privately printed at the Chiswick Press, 1891.

Jenny Morris’s book label. Note by Sydney Cockerell on endpaper: “The initials were designed & painted by William Morris.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

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¶ Rossetti — Sonnets and lyrical poems (1894)

June 8, 2016

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Sonnets and lyrical poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “to Jenny with William Morris best love April 26th 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum
[bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A20a.

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¶ Rossetti — Ballads and narrative poems (1893)

June 8, 2016

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Ballads and narrative poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Inscribed “to Jenny from William Morris with best love.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A20.

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¶ Shelley — Poetical works (1894-95)

June 8, 2016

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Shelley, Percy Bysshe. The poetical works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. 3 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894–95.

Inscribed “to Jenny Dec: 3rd 1894 With WM’s best love.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A29.

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¶ Middleton — Notes on three choir-stalls (1891)

May 25, 2016

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Middleton, J. H. “Notes on three choir-stalls from Brampton church, Huntingdonshire.” Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society 31 (1891): 28–30.

Offprint, illustrated. Inscribed to Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett (?). — Sotheby 1898 (?). — Tregaskis catalogue, 2 April 1900, no 483 (10s. 6d.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Barlow — History of a world of immortals without a god (1891)

May 23, 2016

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Barlow, James W. History of a world of immortals without a god. Trans. Antares Skorpios. Dublin: W. McGee, 1891.

Presentation copy.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett (?). — Sotheby 1898 (?). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 135 (4s. 6d.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Block — Nuevo mundo (1893)

May 23, 2016

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Block, Louis James. El nuevo mundo: a poem. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 1893.

Inscribed by Block to Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett (?). — Sotheby 1898 (?). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 10 (8s. 6d.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Petersen — Nordisk mythologi (1863)

May 18, 2016

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Petersen, Niels Matthias. Nordisk mythologi. Copenhagen: J. H. Schubothes Boghandel, 1863.

Inscribed “William Morris from P. Toft, Xmas 1872.”

Provenance: P. Toft. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 449 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 18s.).— Henry Wellcome. — British Library (Document Supply W20/2790).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 708.


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¶ Wolfram — Titurel (1477)

April 8, 2016

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Wolfram, von Eschenbach. Titurel. [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin], 1477.

Inscribed to Morris “from his friend F. S. Ellis.”

Provenance: ex-Berlin Ko[umlaut]nigliche Bibliothek. — F. S. Ellis. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library [deaccessioned 1971]. — Sotheby, 8 June 1971, lot 28. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 27b (£25). — ISTC ( iw00070000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 904 (with one X beside the title).

Digital version: ULD.

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¶ Bell — Spring’s immortality (1895)

February 25, 2016

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Bell, Mackenzie. Spring’s immortality and other poems. 2nd ed. London: Ward, Lock, and Bowden, 1895.

Presentation copy from Bell.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 24 (part; sold to Tregaskis for 7s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Morris— Story of Howard the halt (1891)

February 17, 2016

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Morris, William, and Eiríkr Magnússon, trans. The story of Howard the halt. The story of the banded men. The story of Hen Thorir. Saga library, vol. 1. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891.

Large paper edition. Inscribed “to Janey with Morris’ best love Christmas 1890.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (gift, Christmas, 1890). — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: LeMire, p. 149.

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¶ O’Shaughnessy — Epic of women and other poems (1870)

February 15, 2016

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O’Shaughnessy, Arthur W. E. An epic of women and other poems. London: John Camden Hotten, 1870.

Inscribed by O’Shaughnessy to Morris, October 1870. Illustrated.

Provenance: Arthur W. E. O’Shaughnessy. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 801 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £2 5s.). — John Quinn. — Norman Colbeck. — University of British Columbia Library (Rare Books PR10.Q4 O8 1870).

References: A Bookman’s Catalogue: The Norman Colbeck Collection of Nineteenth-Century and Edwardian Poetry and Belles Lettres (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1987), 2:623. — MS catalogue (2), no. 632.

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¶ Oxford and Cambridge magazine (1856)

October 31, 2015

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The Oxford and Cambridge magazine for 1856. London: Bell and Daldy, 1856.

Inscribed “T. Woolner from W. Morris.”

Provenance: Morris. — Thomas Woolner. — In Our Time (dealer, Cambridge, Mass.), list 152, December 1982, no. 94 ($1,000). — Unlocated.

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¶ Rossetti — Family letters (1895)

October 20, 2015

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Dante Gabriel Rossetti: his family letters. Ed. William Michael Rossetti. 2 vols. London: Ellis and Elvey, 1895.

Inscribed “To Mrs. Morris with sincere regard W. M. Rossetti Dec./95.”

Provenance: W. M. Rossetti. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 432 (part; sold for £2 2s.). — John Bryson. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

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¶ Rossetti — Poems (1870)

September 24, 2015

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Poems. London: F. S. Ellis, 1870.

Large paper edition. Presentation copy from Rossetti.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 431 (part; sold for £5 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 427.

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¶ Rossetti — Ballads and sonnets (1881)

September 23, 2015

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Ballads and sonnets. London: Ellis and White, 1881.

Presentation copy (to Morris?).

Provenance: Rossetti. — Morris (?). — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 431 (part; sold for £5 10s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Elton — Danish history of Saxo Grammaticus (1894)

September 21, 2015

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Elton, Oliver, trans. The first nine books of the Danish history of Saxo Grammaticus. London: David Nutt, 1894.

With an introduction by F. York Powell. Presentation copy from Morris (to Jane or May Morris?).

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Lobb sale 1, lot 38 (part; sold for 10s.) — Unlocated.

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¶ Yeats — Poems and ballads (1888)

September 18, 2015

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Yeats, William Butler. Poems and ballads of young Ireland. Dublin: M. H. Gill and Son, 1888.

Inscribed “Miss May Morris from one of the ballad mongers, W. B. Yeats.”

Provenance: W. B. Yeats. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 446 (sold for £7 15s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Sharp — Human inheritance (1882)

September 17, 2015

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Sharp, William. The human inheritance, the new hope, motherhood. London: Elliot Stock, 1882.

Presentation copy to Morris, “With the compliments of a younger singer.”

Provenance: William Sharp. — Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 425 (part; sold for £2 4s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Dante Alighieri — Comedy: The Hell (1865)

September 17, 2015

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Dante Alighieri. The Comedy of Dante Allighieri [sic], Part I—The Hell. Trans. William Michael Rossetti. London: Macmillan and Co., 1865.

Presentation copy, probably from Rossetti to Morris.

Provenance: William Michael Rossetti. — Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 430 (part; sold for £4 12s. 6d.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Keats — Poetical works (1883)

September 14, 2015

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Keats, John. Poetical works and other writings of John Keats. Ed H. Buxton Forman. 4 vols. London: Reeves & Turner, 1883.

Presentation copy from Morris (to Jane Morris or May Morris?).

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 423 (sold for £3). — Unlocated.

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¶ Morris — Well at the world’s end (1896)

July 22, 2015

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Morris, William. The well at the world’s end. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Inscribed “to May with WM’s best love May 23rd 1896.”

Provenance: Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: Bibliography, A39.

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¶ Morris — Earthly paradise (1868–70)

July 22, 2015

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Morris, William. The earthly paradise. 6 vols. London: F. S. Ellis, 1868–70.

Inscribed “Jane Morris with the Author’s best love” (vol. 1); “Jane Morris with the authors best love” (vol. 3); “Jane Morris with the authors best love” (vol. 4); “Janey with WM’s love” (vol. 5).

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

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¶ Morris — Story of the Glittering plain (1894)

July 21, 2015

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Morris, William. The story of the glittering plain. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Illustrated by Walter Crane. Inscribed “to May from William Morris March 15th 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: Bibliography, A22.

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¶ Sturluson — Stories of the kings of Norway (1893–1905)

July 21, 2015

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Sturluson, Snorri. The stories of the kings of Norway, called the round world (Heimskringla). Trans. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon. 4 vols. Saga library, vols. 3–6. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1893–1905.

Large-paper edition. Vol. 1 inscribed “To Janey with W.M’s best love April 8th 1893.” The last volume was issued after Morris’s death.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: LeMire, p. 194.

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¶ Swinburne — Marino Faliero (1885)

July 21, 2015

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Swinburne, Algernon C. Marino Faliero: a tragedy. London: Chatto & Windus, 1885.

Inscribed “William Morris from his friend A C Swinburne.”

Provenance: A. C. Swinburne. — Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 593.

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¶ Morris — Tale of the house of the Wolfings (1889)

July 21, 2015

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Morris, William. A tale of the house of the Wolfings. London: Reeves and Turner, 1889.

Inscribed “To Janey from William Morris. January 5th 1889.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: LeMire, p. 127.

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¶ Morris — Tale of Beowulf (1895)

July 21, 2015

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Morris, William, and A. J. Wyatt, trans. The tale of Beowulf. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Inscribed “To May with WM’s best love Feb 7th 1895.”

Provenance: Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: Bibliography, A32.

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¶ Morris — Wood beyond the world (1894)

July 21, 2015

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Morris, William. The wood beyond the world. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Frontispiece by Edward Burne-Jones. Inscribed “to May from William Morris with best love October 20th 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: Bibliography, A27.

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¶ Morris — Socialism (1893)

July 20, 2015

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Morris, William, and E. Belfort Bax. Socialism: its growth and outcome. London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1893.

No. 25 of the large paper edition. Inscribed “to Janey with William Morris’ best love December 4th 1893.” Pencilled notes in an unidentified hand on rear endpapers.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: LeMire, p. 178.

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¶ Morris — Sigurd the Volsung (1887)

July 20, 2015

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Morris, William. The story of Sigurd the Volsung and the fall of the Niblungs. 4th ed. London: Reeves and Turner, 1887.

Inscribed “Jane Morris from William Morris with best love June 30th 1887.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: LeMire, p. 71.

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¶ Morris — Sigurd the Volsung (1877)

July 20, 2015

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Morris, William. The story of Sigurd the Volsung and the fall of the Niblungs. London: Ellis and White, 1877.

Inscribed “to Janey from W.M. Dec: 2nd 1876.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: LeMire, p. 68.

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¶ Morris — Poems by the way (1891)

July 20, 2015

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Morris, William. Poems by the way. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1891.

Inscribed “to May Morris with William Morris’ best love Oct 21st 1891.”

Provenance: Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: Bibliography, A2.

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¶ Morris — Life and death of Jason (1895)

July 20, 2015

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Morris, William. The life and death of Jason, a poem. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Inscribed “to May with WM’s best love July 13th 1895.”

Provenance: Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: Bibliography, A34.

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Swinburne — Tristram of Lyonesse (1882)

July 13, 2015

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Swinburne, Algernon C. Tristram of Lyonesse and other poems. London: Chatto & Windus, 1882.

Inscribed “William Morris from his friend A. C. Swinburne.”

Provenance: A. C. Swinburne. — Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 229.

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¶ Swinburne — Tale of Balen (1885)

July 13, 2015

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Swinburne, Algernon C. The tale of Balen. London: Chatto & Windus, 1896.

Inscribed “William Morris from A C Swinburne.”

Provenance: A. C. Swinburne. — Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

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