Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Dream of John Ball

Morris, William, A DREAM OF JOHN BALL, AND A KING'S LESSON (London: Reeves & Turner, 1888). First edition, 16.5 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's burgundy linen w/fragment of paper title-label to spine, a.e. untrimmed, 144 (viii) pp. +etching by Edward Burne-Jones (When Adam Delved and Eve Span). Printed by Strangeways & Sons, London. With the bookplate of Edward Harold & Violet Hilda Spender (parents of the lyrical poet Sir Stephen Spender) to fr. pastedown & signed by Harold Spender to recto of fr. ep. Binding Good (extremities moderately bumped & worn, lt. dampstain to fr. cover, & ep.s sl. foxed w/hinges expertly mended & rear ep. replaced); contents Very Good (occas. lt. stains & thumbing). Slater 13, Scott 12, Vaughan 8, Ehrsam & Deily 177, Colbeck 42. (Inv. #947) C$200



Medieval Muse said...

Goodness. Be still my book-loving heart!

Hermes said...

Lol. That book seller has some of the best books I've ever seen and I've collected books for 30 years.