Item #283 [Presentation Copy from William Morris to Ford Madox Brown]. A Tale of The House of the Wolfings and All the Kindreds of the Mark Written in Prose and in Verse. William Morris.
[Presentation Copy from William Morris to Ford Madox Brown]. A Tale of The House of the Wolfings and All the Kindreds of the Mark Written in Prose and in Verse.

[Presentation Copy from William Morris to Ford Madox Brown]. A Tale of The House of the Wolfings and All the Kindreds of the Mark Written in Prose and in Verse.

London: Reeves and Turner, 1889. First Edition. Inscribed presentation copy from Morris to Ford Madox Brown, dated December 1888.

An exceptional Pre-Raphaelite association. Brown was a British painter closely aligned with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, an “old and intimate” friend of Morris, and a founding partner of Morris’s design company, Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. This copy was also owned by, and has the bookplate and ownership inscription of, American painter and collector Hamilton Easter Field who appears to have acquired it in 1894, the year after Brown’s death.

8vo. [8], 199pp., [1] + 32pp. publisher’s catalogue dated November 1888. Buxton Forman 107 (ordinary copy). Scott, pg. 13.
About very good in publisher’s dark red cloth with bumping and wear to edges and spine, paper spine label present but with loss, spine lean, front hinge starting, but nevertheless a desirable copy with excellent association. Item #283

Price: $5,000.00