Ballads and Narrative Poems

ballads and Narrative Poems was part of a two volume set of works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. A few months after this first volume was produced, the Kelmscott Press published Rossetti's Sonnets and Lyrical Poems. Morris fell under Rossetti's influence in his years at Oxford and the two remained fast friends, and often business partners, throughout their lives. Given that, it was perhaps inevitable that the press should print several of Rossetti's works.

The Lear Center copy is bound in the traditional limp vellum with cloth ties at the foreedge (now lost). The book was donated to the Library by Charles E. Feinberg.

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