Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, . This uncut proof of Keat's famous narrative poem, "Isabella; or, the Pot of Basil" is a lovely example of the fine printing of the Kelmscott Press. The uncommon proof comprises eight pages 181-188 and stanzas 40-63 from the poem and is printed in Golden type on Flower paper. Printed in red and black with red stanza numbers and red shoulder s with tittle. Unfolded the sheet is 21.5 inches long and eight inches high. This poem was written by a poet important to William Morris, who had a personal copy of Keats's poetical works and had admitted that the poetry of Keats had influenced his own poetry. This poem is a poignant one adapted from the Decameron about a young woman intended to marry a noble but falls in love with an employee of her brother. It doesn't end well for her or her lover. In fine condition. PRI/020721. Fine.
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London: Alexander Moring Ltd, 1904. Hardcover. From the illustrious Waugh family, with the bookplate of Evelyn and Alec's father, Arthur. The name "Alec Waugh, Xmas 1916" is written in pencil on a free front end page, so it is unclear who owned the book when. Bound in red cloth with the title embossed. Spine has title and author in gilt. In very nice condition except for some light fraying to spine ends and barely bumped boards. Interior pages show some browning from age and darker spots on the fore-edge. Tear to top right margin to pages 201-204, pages 201-202 missing the piece torn. Text not affected. 255 pages. MOR/070710. Near Fine.