Edition: First Edition
Size: Small 4to; 188 pages
Publisher: Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1891.
One of 200 copies printed on handmade paper, bound in the original vellum, yapp fore-edge and leather ties. In close to fine condition, minor bowing to vellum cover. Pictorial title page with ornamental borders. Wood cut initials. First edition, with Morris' ornaments rather than the later illustrations by Walter Crane, Peterson A 1. A rather exceptional copy.
Morris' famed fantasy novel, inspiration for many great writers to follow, e.g., J. R. R. Tolkien. The first book published by the Kelmscott Press by William Morris, finished printing in April 1891.