MORRIS, William. ~ The Story of the Volsungs & Niblungs with Certain Songs from the Elder Edda.
Translated from the Icelandic by Eirikr Magusson and William Morris. First edition, one of 750 copies. 4 pp, of adverts at the rear. 8vo., original elaborately gilt patterned dark green cloth designed by Morris, gilt lettering, untrimmed. Cloth worn at the bottom edge and spine with a 1inch piece missing from the top of the spine, some waterstaining limited to the endpapers and tape repairs to the rear hinge. Still a good sound copy with an incredible association, housed in a green cloth clam-shell box.
Inscribed on the half-title “Algernon Charles Swinburne/from his friend William Morris”.
An early work by Morris, inscribed to one of the great poets of the time, a personal friend and admirer and an intimate member, like Morris, of the Pre-Raphealite group. An astonishing association copy.