Item #2210 [Morris, William] Under and Elm Tree (Two Copies, With Variant). William Morris.

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[Morris, William] Under and Elm Tree (Two Copies, With Variant)

Aberdeen: James Leatham, 1891.

First edition. 12mo. Printed wrappers with two-panel border vignettes. Two separate copies, one being the first edition (we are calling here 'original edition), 16pp., stitched, as issued. We have another variant issue which to our knowledge is not recorded, comprising the same typeface for title and author, but with 'Elm-Tree' as opposd to 'Elm=Tree,' found in the original edition. As well, the two-panel border design is a completely different design in the variant edition, and the typeface for the publisher's four-line signature has been changed. Further, on the verso of the titlepage in the printer's notification, the following has been added, "And sold by William Reeves..." Finally, the variant has two staples (vs. stitching). An interesting and scarce variant or second printing, and it is not known if the changes were made through Morris' supervision, though this is doubtful. Sold as a pair. Both copies near fine.

Price: $375.00   Item #2210

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