Hammersmith, London: Kelmscott Press, 1893. 16mo. Full crushed tan morocco with arabesque scrollwork border leaving attractive negative space on both covers by Riviére and Son, spine in six compartments, with five raised bands, four panels ornately gilt and with gilt '1893' at foot of spine, ornate gilt dentelles, light blue wavy silk moiré linings and doublures, gilt rules on edges of boards, original wrappers bound in at end. Item #404813
First edition, one of 1500 copies. This early Kelmscott title was printed in public demonstrations during the 1893 Arts and Crafts Exhibition held in the New Gallery, becoming one of the expositions's most popular attractions. This is the first appearance of the four-line initials and the first book Morris printed in the 16mo format. A fine copy. Peterson A18.
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