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The Collected Works of William Morris. With Introductions by his Daughter May Morris

Morris, William

London. Longmans Green & Co. 1910–1915
A handsome set of Morris' complete works bound by C. & C. McLeish.

From the edition limited to 1,050 numbered copies.

Charles McLeish Sr. had worked with Cobden-Sanderson from 1893 until the establishment of his own bindery in 1909 and then worked in partnership with his sons as C. & C. Macleish, McLeish and Sons etc.
24 vols. 8vo. (228 x 160 mm). Leaf with justification verso, frontispiece portraits of Morris etc., printed title to each vol. and Morris' works throughout, illustrated with photogravure portraits, facsimiles etc., vol. XXII without frontis. as issued, folding maps in vol. VII and VIII, final leaf verso with printer's credit. Contemporary three-quarter red morocco over marbled boards by C. & C. McLeish with their stamp to rear pastedown of each vol., banded spines with elaborate floral and foliate tooling and titles in six compartments, t.e.g.

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