Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair

another small format book sold at a reasonable price, Child Christopher and Golidlind the Fair were two stories crafted by William Morris based on the recent edition of the medieval tale of Havelok the Dane. Unfortunately for Morris, the two combined tales turned out to be much longer than anticipated. In order to cover the printing costs, while still keeping the books relatively inexpensive, Morris has to double his press run to a large (for Kelmscott) 600 copies on paper and 12 on vellum and promise not to reprint the stories in a cheaper edition.

The Lear Center copies are bound in the traditional blue paper-covered boards. The are from the library of Elisha Loomis Palmer.

title page page one Chapter XXI colophon
Frontispiece First Page Chapter XXI Colophon