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    An Excellent Copy of the Kelmscott Press Beowulf

    [Kelmscott Press]. [William Morris, and A.J. Wyatt, translators]. The Tale of Beowulf. [Done out of the Old English tongue by William Morris & A.J. Wyatt]. [Hammersmith: Sold by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1895]. One of 300 paper copies, out of a total edition of 308 copies. Large quarto. vi, 119 pages. Printed in red and black in Troy and Chaucer types. Decorative woodcut title, borders, and initials. Original limp vellum with green silk ties (all silk ties present and in excellent condition). Spine lettered in gilt. Minor rubbing, boards bowed outward (as is usual for this title). An excellent and very bright copy. From the collection of John Carrol Collins.

    Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, p. 40. Peterson, A32. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 328, no. 32. Sparling, 32. Tomkinson, p. 126, no. 32.


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    October, 2014
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