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Morris, William, 1834–1896

The story of the Glittering Plain which has been also called the Land of Living Men or the Acre of the Undying / written by William Morris.

Additional Title(s):

Story of the Glittering Plain

[Hammersmith : Kelmscott Press, 1894]
Physical Description:
[4], 177, [2] p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR5079 .S7 1894+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
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View a selection of digital images in the Beinecke Library's Digital Images Online database (Copy 2)
BEIN Ip M834 +891sd Copy 1: These copies on paper. Bookplate of Charles B. Foote. Bound in vellum.
BEIN Ip M834 +891sd Copy 2: These copies on paper. Bookplates of Walter Crane and Catharine Tinker Patterson.
Imprint from colophon, which reads: Here ends the tale of the Glittering Plain, written by William Morris, & ornamented with 23 pictures by Walter Crane. Printed at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the county of Middlesex, & finished on the 13th day of January, 1894. Sold by William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press.
Woodcuts by A. Leverett. Engraved title page by W.H. Hooper. See Peterson, W.S. Kelmscott Press.
Earlier edition in quarto without illustrations published in 1891.
250 copies on paper, 7 on vellum.
Troy type with initials: added t.-p. and first page of text within ornamental border: chapter headings in red.
Peterson, W.S. Bibliography of the Kelmscott Press A22
Walsdorf 22
BAC: British Art Center copy is one of 7 on vellum. Partially unopened. Bound in vellum with silk ties. Small paper copy: 21 cm.
Subject Terms:
Crane, Walter, 1845-1915 -- Bookplate. (BEIN)
Foote, Charles B. -- Bookplate. (BEIN)
Kelmscott Press -- Publisher. (BACRB)
Morris, William -- Printer. (BACRB)
Woodcut -- Specimens -- 1894. (BACRB)
Crane, Walter, 1845-1915, ill.
Leverett, A., engraver.
Hooper, William Harcourt, 1834-1912, engraver.
Morris, William, 1834-1896, printer.
Kelmscott Press.

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