[Kelmscott Press- "From May Morris," A.C. RIckett's Copy] The Sundering Flood, Kelmscott Press, Inscribed "From May Morris, 1907." Ownership initials A.C.R. May Morris, William Morris.
[Kelmscott Press- "From May Morris," A.C. RIckett's Copy] The Sundering Flood, Kelmscott Press, Inscribed "From May Morris, 1907." Ownership initials A.C.R.
[Kelmscott Press- "From May Morris," A.C. RIckett's Copy] The Sundering Flood, Kelmscott Press, Inscribed "From May Morris, 1907." Ownership initials A.C.R.

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[Kelmscott Press- "From May Morris," A.C. RIckett's Copy] The Sundering Flood, Kelmscott Press, Inscribed "From May Morris, 1907." Ownership initials A.C.R.

Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897.

First edition. Original holland-backed gray paper covered boards, original paper label on spine. Arthur Compton Rickett's copy, presented at some point by May Morris to Rickett and with the inscription, probably in Rickett's hand, "From May Morris / Lond. 1907 on front free endpaper. May Morris, noted artist, designer and active in the affairs of William Morris, socialism, was also a co-founding member of the Women's Guild of Arts in 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." Arthur Compton Rickett, was the 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

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