News from Nowhere: Or, an Epoch of Rest, Being Some Chapters from a Utopian Romance

News from Nowhere: Or, an Epoch of Rest, Being Some Chapters from a Utopian Romance

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Author

Morris, William

Reference

1399

[5], 2-305pp, [1]. Original limp vellum, title and author in gilt to spine, silk ties. Spine slightly darkened, internally a few pages with slight toning and light spotting, but generally quite bright and clean. Bookplate of previous owner to front pastedown (Joseph Silkin 1904-1990, lawyer). Printed in black and red. One of three hundred copies on paper, with ten on vellum, only actually issued in March 1893 when the frontispiece of the Old Manor House at Kelmscott by C.M. Gere was completed. The first Kelmscott Press edition, and the twelfth book issued by the press, it is arguably the best of Morris's literary works. 'News From Nowhere' was originally serialized in the Socialist League's newspaper 'Commonweal' in 1890. Tomkinson 12; Peterson 12; LeMire A-50.05. As utopian literature see Negley 823; Sargent, page 42 and Blieler, page 204

Size

8vo

Condition

Very Good

Jacket Condition

No Jacket (as Issued)

Binding

Hardback

Book Type

Private Press

Publish Place

London

Publish Year

1892

Edition

First Thus

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