Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897.
First edition. Original holland-backed gray paper covered boards, original paper label on spine. A Presentation Copy from the author's daughter, May Morris, noted artist, designer and active in the affairs of William Morris, socialism, as well as co-founding the Women's Guild of Arts in 1907. Her inscription is on the front free endpaper: "From May Morris / Lond. 1907." 310 Copies on paper, printed in Chaucer type in red and black, first page of text with full woodcut page-border, numerous partial page borders, 12-line and smaller initials, printer's device. Owner's initials on recto of first flyleaf reads: "A. C. R." The book was possibly presented to Arthur Compton Rickett, biographer of Theodore Watts-Dunton as well as William Morris. This Kelmscott title was the last romance by William Morris, finished just prior to the author's death and subsequently, his daughter, May Morris, oversaw the editing and printing. Label chipped and with loss to word, "Sundering." Cloth cracked along joints and boards a little soiled, all else very good.
Price: $3,250.00 Item #3961