New Rochelle: Elston Press, 1902.
First edition thus. Large quarto. Original publisher's holland backed gray paper boards printed label on spine. Only 180 copies printed on handmade paper, fully designed and illustrated by Helen M. O'Kane, including a superb two-color double-spread title page with large Kelmscott-style border designs, initials, etc., two gorgeous full-page woodcut illustrations, and initials throughout in orange-red. Printed by O'Kane's husband, Clarke Conwell. William Morrisís first published poem in book form (originally published in 1859), an allegory about faith and doubt. The typesetting of this book received criticism as being too ostentatious, but now the book is appreciated for its graphic and strikingly bold presentation. A perfectly fine copy with no signs of use. A scarce and desirable Elston Press item. With the bookplate of Lee Lawrence Stopple, note collector on front pastedown.
Price: $1,250.00 Item #4648