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    Sale 2475 | Lot 160
    Price Realized: $4,940With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2475 Lot 160

      (KELMSCOTT PRESS / WALTER CRANE.) Morris, William. The Story of the Glittering Plain which has been also called the Land of Living Men or the Acre of the Undying. Printed in Troy type in red and black. Title-page after design by Morris; border, initials, and 23 woodcut illustrations by Walter Crane. 4to, original limp vellum with silk ties (ends frayed, one tie missing), natural discoloration; custom plain brown cloth slipcase. Ex-collection, with bookplates of Cortland S. Bishop and Mary S. Collins, from the property of her descendants. (Hammersmith, 1894)

      Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

      Second issue of the first work published by the Kelmscott Press and the only title issued twice. This first appeared in 1891 with decorative woodcut border and initials designed and engraved by W.H. Hooper. Morris was ultimately not as pleased with Crane's woodcuts for this version as he was with Hooper's. William Morris and the Art of the Book, p. 129; Peterson A1.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $4,940