1904 Pre-Raphaelite Poetry - The DEFENCE Of GUENEVERE by William Morris. First Illustrated Edition by Jessie M. King.
Author: William Morris, Illustrated by Jessie Marion King.
Title: The Defence of Guenevere and other Poems.
Publisher: London and New York, John Lane The Bodley Head, 1904. First Illustrated Edition by Jessie Marion King.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: 310 pages.
Binding: Very good original gilt decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light staining and foxing - as shown. ex-libris of C. Beatrice Underwood on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with 95 beautiful illustrations (full-page and in-text) by Jessie Marion King.
Estimate: (USD 450 - USD 800)
The book: Very nice First illustrated edition by Jessie Marion James of this very first volume of Pre-Raphaelite poetry to be published, originally in 1858 by William Morris.
The author: William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was a British textile designer, poet, artist, novelist, translator and socialist activist associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement. He was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he helped win acceptance of socialism in fin de siècle Great Britain.
The illustrator: Jessie Marion King (20 March 1875 – 3 August 1949) was a Scottish illustrator known for her illustrated children's books. She also designed bookplates, jewelry, and fabric, and painted pottery. King was one of the artists known as the Glasgow Girls.
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