The Odes of Horace

William Morris
Limited to 980 hand-numbered copies

This is the first facsimile of this exquisite manuscript and provides a fascinating record of William Morris's creative method.

Limited Edition

‘We seem to have been granted access to a treasure: vulnerable, threatened by the very transience that Horace's odes resist and lament, and therefore all the more highly to be prized’ 

  1. Clive Wilmer

The genius of William Morris found expression in many different media. Here, for the first time, we have reproduced one of his gems of manuscript illumination: The Odes of Horace, a treasure of the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

Facsimile volume
6¾" x 5"
192 pages
Printed on Tatami paper in coloured inks with gold and silver foil
Bound in Indian smooth-grain goatskin with 5 raised bands on the spine
Gold blocked on spine, edges and doublures
Shuffled pages

Commentary volume
11" x 8¾"
64 pages
Frontispiece portrait
Set in Poliphilus
Bound in Freelife Merida Forest paper
Shuffled pages

Solander box
12½" x 9¾"
Bound in buckram with cloth-lined recess
Blocked in silver and gold foil on front and spine

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