London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1893. First Edition. First Edition. Large paper issue which is number 257 of 275 on hand-made paper.
None of Scott, Walsdorf, or Buxton Forman indicate whether the large copy or trade take precedence, but nevertheless, the large paper issue is more desirable. Buxton Forman states “[t]his remarkable work of true collaboration, in which both Morris and Mr. Bax went over every sentence, was now dug out of The Commonweal, revised, and printed . . .”
Sm 4to. , [v-viii], 1-335. Scott pg. 28; Walsdorf 59; Buxton Forman 142. Very good in publisher’s maroon buckram with paper label, unopened, minor chipping of the label, lightly faded boards, foxing to front flyleaf, contemporary ownership signature and plate, and dust to edges, but still a nice copy. Item #13