News from Nowhere: or, an Epoch of Rest, being Some Chapters from a Utopian Romance
William Morris, Kelmscott Press, 1892.
LIMITED TO 300 COPIES, original limp vellum, ties, spine slightly soiled [Peterson A12], small 4to,
“He heard one o’clock strike, then two and then three; after which he fell asleep again. Our friend says that from that sleep he awoke once more, and afterwards went through such surprising adventures that he thinks that they should be told to our comrades, and indeed the public in general, and therefore proposes to tell them now. But, says he, I think it would be better if I told them in the first person, as if it were myself who had gone through them; which, indeed, will be the easier and more natural to me, since I understand the feelings and desires of the comrade of whom I am telling better than any one else in the world does.”