A Pre-Raphaelite Aeneid. May- Presentation Copy Morris, Anna Cos Brinton, Estelle Doheny.
A Pre-Raphaelite Aeneid

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A Pre-Raphaelite Aeneid

Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1934.

First edition. #6 of 150 Copies. PRESENTATION COPY FROM ESTELLE DOHENY TO MAY MORRIS, daughter of William Morris, only four years prior to her (Morris') death. Original parchment backed paper covered boards. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Dear Miss Morris: This monograph written by Dr. Brinton expresses only part of my admiration for your father's exquisite art he displayed in my manuscript of Virgil's Aeneid. Sincerely Estelle Doheny, March twenty first, Nineteen hundred thirty four." Also inscribed by all three principle members of the production at end: Estelle Doheny (patron), Anna Cox Britton (text) and Ward Ritchie (publisher). Original printed presentation ticket (printed in red) inserted at end. Printed on handmade paper (Dard Hunter), superb woodcut border title page, woodcut reproduction of Burne-Jones painting and double-page reproduction of manuscript edition. A pristine copy of an unparalleled association copy.

Price: $2,250.00   Item #2048