William Morris, 3 Books: News from Nowhere; The Story of Sigurd the Volsung; The Story of Grettir the Strong

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News from Nowhere: 8 1/4 x 6 x 1 1/4 inches


including: News From Nowhere: Or, an Epoch of Rest, Being some Chapters from a Utopian Romance, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892, printed in red and black, wood-engraved frontispiece of Kelmscott House designed by C.M. Gere, wood-engraved border and initials, vellum cover with silk ties, sold by Reeves & Turner, London,from the library of Edward Penton, with his bookplate, The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs, 4th edition, London: Reeves & Turner, 1887, edition of 50 copies, 4to, half-bound in vellum and parcel-gilt covers, paper label to spine The Story of Grettir the Strong, translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon from the Icelandic, London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1901, printed at the Chiswick Press, edition of 300 copies, folio, original boards with linen spine, paper label to spine, signed in pencil by C.T. Jacobi on endpaper, who printed it for Morris' executors, later from the library of Otto Orren Fisher, with his bookplate

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each with wear including toning; tears, staining, and losses to covers

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