Book Description

FIRST TRADE EDITION. 8vo, pp. [2], vi, 250, [2], incl. title page vignette. Original burgundy cloth, spine lettered in gilt. All edges untrimmed. Unevenly sunned and rubbed, extremities bumpedm nicks to heel of spine. Edges darkened. Arnold Bennett’s ex libris (“E. A. Bennett”), featuring Minerva in double form, and small ‘Myers and Co.’ shop label to ffep, hinges superficially cracked. A robust association copy of Morris’ early contribution to fantasy and utopian literature.
Dealer Notes
(Enoch) Arnold Bennett (1867–1931) was a prolific and popular English novelist, many of whose novels were set in a fictionalised version of the Staffordshire Potteries. Whilst not one himself, ‘a disciple of William Morris,’ the engineer Arnold Preece, appeared in Bennett’s first co-authored play Milestones (1912), written with the American playwright Edward Knoblock.
Author MORRIS, William; [BENNETT, Arnold]
Date 1895
Publisher London: Lawrence and Bullen
Condition Good+

Price: £125.00

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