Dec 01, 2016 - Sale 2433

Sale 2433 - Lot 49

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(KELMSCOTT PRESS.) Caxton, William. The Golden Legend. 3 volumes. Lettering designed by William Morris; wood-engraved illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones. 3 volumes. Large 4to, original linen-backed blue boards, scattered soiling, spines worn, heaviest to Volume 3 where joints cracked, labels chipped, hinge is cracked as well; few separations near preliminaries, owner's pencil notes on Vol. 1 front endpaper. Notice to the binder laid in. Hammersmith, (1892)

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one of 500 sets. The Golden Legend was to be the Press's first work but because of its length and production problems, Morris was forced to publish several shorter volumes before it was completed. Peterson A7.