Sigurd the Volsung

william Morris had hoped to produce an edition of his medieval tale Sigurd the Volsung once the Chaucer was complete. He intended an extensive cycle of illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones for the book, though Jones privately didn't feel up to the task and the work dragged. Three months after Morris' death, Sydney Cockerell persuaded Burne-Jones to design two drawings for a less lavish edition of the book.

The Lear Center copy is bound in limp vellum with green cloth ties at the foreedge. It was purchased for the Library by the Friends of the Connecticut College Library.

title page page one cover 2nd illustration
Frontispiece First Page Start of Book III Second illustration