William Morris - Two Trial Pages for the Projected Edition of Lord Berners's Translation of Froissart's Chronicles - Kelmscott Press, 1897, Limited Edition.


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London, Kelmscott Press, 1897. Limited Edition. Unbound. Two trial pages, one sheet. One of 160 copies. Near fine with just a little toning here and there. In an early, if not original frame. Printed in black and red on vellum in Troy and Chaucer type. Wood-engraved borders bearing the arms of France, England, the Empire, Reginald Lord Cobham, Sir Walter Manny and Sir John Chandos. A couple of labels pasted to the rear frame giving a little outline of the sales history. The left page with large wood-engraved decoration at foot, one large initial and three smaller ones, the second page with wood-engraved border incorporating a large letter T, one large initial and three smaller ones, all designed by William Morris. Peterson A46. Four auction sales this century: 2013 at ?21,960, 2014 at ?17,686, 2012 at ?15,860 and 2004 at ?8,604. [7480, Hyraxia Books].


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