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9: Mackail (J.W.) Biblia Innocentium:

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Mackail (J.W.) Biblia Innocentium:
being the Story of God's Chosen People before the Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ upon Earth...written anew for children, one of 200 copies on Flower paper, printed in Golden type, wood-engraved border and initials designed by Morris, very light browning to title and one or two other leaves, original vellum with silk ties, yapp edges, spine titled in gilt, uncut, upper cover slightly warped, [Peterson A9], 8vo, Kelmscott Press, 1892.

***The first 8vo book issued by the press; Morris wanted it to be illustrated by Burne-Jones but he only completed twenty-five designs of the intended two hundred or so and it was therefore issued without illustrations..

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Estimate £400 – £600
Starting Bid £360
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