The Life and Death of Jason: A Poem. William Morris.
The Life and Death of Jason: A Poem

The Life and Death of Jason: A Poem

London: Bell & Daldy, 1867. First Edition. First edition.

With the ownership signature of Alfred Baldwin, notably the father of PM Stanley Baldwin, and on occasion in written correspondence with Morris. More notable as the brother-in-law of Georgiana Burne-Jones. His wife, Louisa, along with Jane Morris, and her sisters Agnes and Georgiana are thought to be the inspiration for figures of Burne-Jones' 1864 painting "Green Summer." The Church of All Saints, Wilden, which Baldwin paid for construction were replaced with 14 designs by Burne-Jones, and which are dedicated to their respective families. See Pam Craven, Nic Harvey, Julian Manchee, Alastair Carew-Cox. The Baldwins, Burne-Jones & Wilden's Pre-Raphaelite Glass (2013). In all, a copy owned by someone closely associated with the families of the Birmingham Set.

Complete per Buxton Forman 8 with errata slip and advert leaf. The first edition was limited to 500 copies. 8vo.
About very good. Spine slightly faded and frayed to spine ends. Inner hinges splitting but holding firm. Item #147

Price: $200.00

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