Lot 254

Morris (William)

 The Well at the World’s End, limited edition, one of 350 copies, Chaucer type, library stamp on half title and occasional text leaves, Primrose watermarks, 4 woodcut illustrated chapter titles with vignettes by Edward Burne-Jones, woodcut borders and initials, occasional light spotting, contemporary cloth-backed boards, spine frayed, library bookplate, [Peterson A39], 4to, The Kelmscott Press, 1896.

*** One of the last titles printed by Morris before his death in October, 1896. This novel had significant influence on fantasy literature, including authors C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Estimate: £800-£1,200