The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems. William MORRIS, Jessie M. KING.
The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems.

The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems.

London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1904. [Pre-Raphaelite Poetry] FIRST KING-ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.[2] 310. With 96 illustrations by King, including a frontispiece, decorated title page, and numerous in-text illustrations and full-page plates. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine and boards. Top edge gilt; others untrimmed. A lovely crisp, clean copy, with a little light wear to the binding, and some sunning to spine. Near fine. The very first volume of Pre-Raphaelite poetry to be published, originally in 1858. King's gloriously Art Nouveau illustrations recall both the intensity of the Morris' work, and the contemporary Aesthetic movement, especially the work of Aubrey Beardley. Item #59344

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