Hand coloured Frontis by Walter Crane
Wordsworth, William ~ Ode On The Intimations Of Immortality : Essex House Press With Frontispiece By Walter Crane : With The Publisher’s Prospectus
Printing by The Essex House Press and published by Edward Arnold, London : 1903
The sole printing by the Essex House Press and published by Edward Arnold, London in 1903. Number 147 of a limited edition of only 150 numbered copies printed on vellum. The ninth in the 'Great Poem' series. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Full vellum binding with blind-stamped rose and motif 'Soul is Form' to the front board. With a striking frontispiece by Walter Crane which has been hand coloured by Florence Kingsford. Hand coloured colophon with rubricated initials throughout in gold, blue and red by Annie Power. Early splaying and mottling of the boards. Light spotting to the prelims. The frontis tissue guard is loosely inserted as issued. The scarce Essex House's 4 page prospectus is present which is in very Good condition with some spotting due to the paper stock used. The book is protected in a removable Mylar archival cover and housed in a custom solander box, with marbled inserts, silk tie and gilt titling. A highlight from The Essex House Press.
CONDITION: Very Good++