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Water of the Wondrous Isles by  William Morris - 1897 - from Bromer Booksellers (SKU: 29931)

Water of the Wondrous Isles

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Water of the Wondrous Isles

by Morris, William

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(Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897. Morris, William. Quarto. (xii), 340, (viii)pp. One of 250 copies on paper. With numerous initials and ornaments. Printed in Chaucer type, with chapter titles and marginal notes in red. Each of the six parts begins with a wide border and a fourteen-line initial block containing the entire first word. This was the last book Morris worked on before he died. The colophon states: "The borders and ornaments were designed entirely by William Morris, except the initial words Whilom & Empty, which were completed from his unfinished designs." Sidney Cockerell wrote that Morris, in his last illness, "sat up and was going to design 'Empty' for The Water Of the Wondrous Isles, but only just managed to black in the spaces, and just rough in the word." A very fine copy of this beautiful book, in bright full-limp vellum, with all silk ribbon ties intact. (Peterson A45).


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About Bromer Booksellers

Bromer Booksellers specializes in rare and beautiful books, as well as highspots of literature. Owned and operated by Anne and David Bromer, who have been in the business of fine books for nearly fifty years, our shop carries a range of important private press books, designer bookbindings, literary first editions, illustrated books from the fifteenth century to the present, children's books, and miniature books.


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The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the...[more]
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