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The Wood Beyond The World

 

by William Morris

 

(The Roberts House, Boston - Limited Edition, 1895)

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The Wood Beyond The World by William Morris - Limited Edition 1895 - Boards

A Very Good copy of William Morris's fantasy. Believed by some when first published in 1894 to be a Socialist allegory, however Morris maintained it was intended purely as a tale of chivalry and romantic fiction. Produced in a Limited Edition of 500 copies by Roberts House of Boston.

Previously owned by Sir Ronald Lindsay (British Ambassador to America 1929 to 1939). Also loosely inserted is a calling card from Mr Walter V. R. Berry (American lawyer and long-time friend of Edith Wharton) inscribed "For Martha" (Sir Ronald's first wife Martha Cameron - the daughter of Elizabeth Sherman Cameron and great niece of General William Tecumseh Sherman).

Book Condition - Very Good: Hardback, vii + 273 pages with tissue guarded frontispiece.

Light to moderate general wear to the original illustrated green boards and spine, moderate spine browning, gilt front board lettering and sword design very clear and bright, securely bound, Ronald Lindsay's armorial bookplate on front pastedown, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, light to moderate foxing to endpapers, some tiny (infrequent) spots of very light internal foxing, otherwise internally very clean and clear with a number of pages still unopened.

Total weight with packaging 1.0Kg.

The Wood Beyond The World by William Morris - Limited Edition 1895 - Title Page
The Wood Beyond The World by William Morris - Limited Edition 1895 - Inside
The Wood Beyond The World by William Morris - Limited Edition 1895 - Inside 2
The Wood Beyond The World by William Morris - Limited Edition 1895 - Inside 3
The Wood Beyond The World by William Morris - Limited Edition 1895 - Printer's Statement

The Wood Beyond The World by William Morris (The Roberts House, Boston - Limited Edition, 1895)

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