London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1896. Good. Item #26580
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1896. First Trade Edition. Two volumes; octavos; publisher's linen over blue-grey paper-covered boards, printed paper spine labels; vii,,378; vi,279pp. Ex-Hackley Public Library with their contemporary internal markings including old glue residue to rear pastedowns from previously removed elements, boards rather scuffed and dust-soiled, spine labels chipped and toned, hinges cracked and tender, especially in Vol. II; Good reading copies only.
Unsophisticated set of William Morris' beloved work of high fantasy drawing on medieval folklore that would serve as inspiration to both J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.