London: Blackie & Son, 1914. Hardcover. An exceptionally beautiful and bright copy of William Morris's early poems of knights and fair ladies, Arthurian legends, and other medieval themes. With British artist Florence Harrison's splendid illustrations in the Pre-Raphaelite style - the perfect accompaniment to the poems of Morris. Florence Harrison (1877-1955) was an important illustrator of poetry and children's books in the Pre-Raphaelite and Art Nouveau styles. Much of her work was done for the publishers Blackie and Son. In the publisher's pale blue cloth, with titling and decorations by Harrison in gilt to the front cover and spine. Minor bumps to edges and small gray mark to bottom page edges. Top edges gilt. With pictorial endpapers and illustrated with 16 tipped in color plates with captioned tissue guards, 12 black and white plates,and numerous text illustrations. No dust jacket. In near fine condition. Quarto. 194 pages. MORRIS/081722. Near Fine.
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