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Poems by the way: PB 72-2005

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Poems by the way


Author: Morris, William
Printer: Morris, William
Designer: Morris, William
Printer: Kelmscott Press
Bookseller: Reeves & Turner




Written by William Morris.

With the original designs by Morris for three initial letters fastened on front paste-down. William Morris’s signature pasted on back paste-down. Cutting from sales catalogue also on back paste-down indicates book originally contained loose proofs of p.111-113. Later sales cutting laid in.

[4], 197 p ; 21 cm.

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2005-10) by Surtees, Virginia


Production date: AD 1891


In black and red, with initials; first page of text within ornamental border. Colophon: "Here endeth Poems by the way, written by William Morris, and printed by him at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the county of Middlesex; and finished on the 24th day of September of the year 1891. Sold by Reeves & Turner, 196, Strand, London". Limited ed. of 300 copies printed on paper, 13 on vellum. Cf. Peterson. Bound in stiffened vellum, lettered in gold on spine, with green silk ties; edges uncut.

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Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 72-2005
Primary reference Number: 125053
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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