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[KELMSCOTT PRESS]. When Adam Delved and Eve Span.... [Ancoats Brotherhood, 1894-5].

4 pages on single folding sheet, small 4to (208 x 142 mm folded). Large woodcut illustration by Edward Burne-Jones, woodcut initials, borders, and press device designed by William Morris.

LIMITED EDITION, one of 250 copies printed, the text comprising two poems by Tennyson and prose by John Ruskin. The Ancoats Brotherhood, founded by Charles Rowley in 1878, aimed to bring the arts and literature to Ancoats to improve the social conditions of the working class. Lecturers included William Morris, Ford Madox Brown, Peter Kropotkin and George Bernard Shaw. Peterson D5. RARE.

[Bound with:] 3 draft prospectuses, December 1892, each 4 pages on a single folded sheet, with several notes and emendations in pencil and ink, tipped along fold to board. 


  • Estimate$500 - $700
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