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Sale: 456 / Rare Books, Nov. 20. 2017 in Hamburg Lot 150

 
Lot description
Morris, William
News from nowhere: or an epoch of rest, being some chapters from a utopian romance. Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press 1892.

"William Morris and the Kelmscott Press stand at the beginning of the development of modern twentieth-century printing." (B. Mitchell)

1 von 300 Exemplaren. Wunderschöner Pressendruck in Rot und Schwarz auf kräftigem Büttenpapier. Das Frontispiz stammt von W. H. Hooper nach einer Zeichnung von C. M. Gere, es zeigt "the old manor house in the village of Kelmscott, from which the press took its name" (Walsdorf).

EINBAND: Orig.-Pergamentumschlag mit Rückentitel in Gold. 21 : 14,5 cm. - ILLUSTRATION: Mit Frontispiz und Druckermarke sowie zahlreichen floralen Initialen in Holzschnitt. - ZUSTAND: Ein Schließband unvollständig erhalten, insgesamt schönes sauberes Exemplar. - PROVENIENZ: Süddeutsche Privatsammlung.

LITERATUR: Walsdorf 12. - Sparling 12. - Tomkinson 12. - Zapf S. 26.

"William Morris and the Kelmscott Press stand at the beginning of the development of modern twentieth-century printing." (B. Mitchell). Orig. vellum wrapper with spine lettered in gold. 21 : 14.5 cm. With frontispiece and printer's device as well as many floral woodcut initials. - One thong incomplete, all in all fine and clean copy.

150
William Morris
News from nowhere, 1892.
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,510
Sold:
€ 4,920 / $ 4,920

(incl. 23% surcharge)
 


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