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The Kelmscott Press and William Morris Master-Craftsman

The Kelmscott Press and William Morris Master-Craftsman

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The Kelmscott Press and William Morris Master-Craftsman

by Sparling, H. Halliday

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London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1924. First Edition. hardcover. Fine. The Kelmscott Press and William Morris Master-Craftsman; by Sparling, H. Halliday. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited. Printed by R. & R. Clark, Limited, Edinburgh. 1924. First Edition. First Printing. Tall 8vo: 9 3/8" x 6 1/8" x 1" (23.8 x 15.6 x 2.5 cm). Bound in publisher's original hardcover quarter Holland-backed blue paper boards, with white linen spine and paper title label. Uncut. [ix], [1], 176, [4] pp.
Photogravure frontispiece portrait of Morris engraved by Emery Walker from a photograph by Sparling, with tissue guard present. Includes 16 plates and examples of types and illustrations from the Kelmscott Press.
Henry Halliday Sparling (1860-1924) provides an informative history of William Morris's Press. Sparling was a former Kelmscott Press employee and as the husband of Morris's daughter, May Morris, from 1890-1898, was keenly familiar with Morris and his Press. Sparling provides a clear account of the day-to-day workings of the Press, as well as a close examination of Morris's intentions and printing achievements. Includes Morris's Note on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press, a description of the Press by Sidney Cockerell, and a bibliographical listing of the books printed at the Press, in the order in which they were issued, annotated and compiled by Cockerell in 1899, along with details of ephemera printed thereat. A postscript records Sparling's death shortly before the book's publication.
Publisher's advertisement at end.
Spare label tipped in at rear.
Minimal foxing to endpapers but internally bright and free from marks or foxing. Condition overall: Fine.


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