by Tennyson, Alfred Lord; Morris, William; Kelmscott Press
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press. Near Fine. 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. From a publication limited to 500 copies, title and first leaf with full woodcut borders, woodcut initials and decorations, original limp vellum, gilt lettered spine, silk ties, preserved in early, gilt-stamped slipcase lacking back-strip. Peterson A17. With rather attractive provenance: Gifted by John ("Jack") W. Mackail (18591945) , Edward Burne-Jones' son-in-law and biographer of William Morris, to Evelyn ("Eva") Muir as a wedding present on her marriage to Francis Richmond (son of the artist William Blake Richmond) in August, 1904. With the letter from Mackail to Mrs. Richmond. An exceptional, very nearly fine presentation; Tennyson's Maud, originally published in 1855, was inspired by Charlotte Rosa Baring, younger daughter of William Baring (1779-1820) and Frances Poulett-Thomson (d. 1877). Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of Middlesex, and finished on the 11th day of August, 1893. Published by Macmillan & Co, Bedford Street, Strand ; [vi], 69,  pages . (Inventory #: 26804)
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