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  • A Book of Verse
    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896
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A Book of Verse

  • Object:

    book

  • Date:

    1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (author)
    Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (artist)
    Charles Fairfax Murray, born 1849 - died 1919 (artist)

  • Museum number:

    MSL/1953/131

  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library

Physical description

Quarto format. Watermark: fleur-de-lis ; "Cansell 1864". Calligraphy in ink and gilt. Paginated in gilt.
Vellum binding, tooled in gold with floral ornaments. Initials of dedicatee, "G.B.J." (Georgina Burne-Jones) at centre of covers, within gilt laurel wreath. Spine gilt with ornaments and lettered. Gilt edges. Typescript note describing repairs to binding dated Feb. 1982, tipped-in (inside back cover)

Date

1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (author)
Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (artist)
Charles Fairfax Murray, born 1849 - died 1919 (artist)

Object history note

Written and decorated by the author for presentation to Lady Burne-Jones. Drawing in gouache by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and miniatures by C.F. Murray, some after designs by G. Wardle.

Descriptive line

William Morris, 'A book of verse'

Categories

Bookbinding; Manuscripts; Calligraphy; National Art Library

Production Type

Unique

Collection

National Art Library

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