London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1902.
First edition. 4to. Original cloth backed green paper covered boards with lettering on cover in black. ASSOCIATION COPY: Inscribed by Jane Morris, wife of William Morris, to her younger sister, Elizabeth (Bessie) Burden on front free fly: "Bessie Burden from her loving sister Jane Morris Xmas, 1902." Bessie Burden, William Morrisís sister-in-law, was praised by Philip Webb in 1880 for her skill "in all types of needlework, from the most simple & rudimentary to the more particular and complicated." She was described by Morris as "a first-rate needle-woman with a complete mastery of the theory & practice of all kinds of needlework." A very uncommon and certainly touching presentation on a thoroughly attractive large-size book featuring 25 wonderful full and half-page woodcut illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones. Near fine with minimal sunning, browntoning to free fly sheets.
Price: $2,750.00 Item #4482