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William Morris (1834-1896)
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William Morris (1834-1896)

A NOTE ON [...] THE KELMSCOTT PRESS. 1898

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William Morris (1834-1896) A note on [...] the Kelmscott Press. 1898 KELMSCOTT PRESS – William MORRIS (1834-1896). A note on his aims in founding the Kelmscott Press. Together with a short description of the Press by S.C. Cockerell, & an annotated list of the books printed thereat. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, sold by the Trustees of the late William Morris, 4th March 1898. A fine example, one of only 12 copies on vellum, of the last book printed at the Kelmscott Press. It contains Morris's ideas on fine printing and book illustration, Sydney Cockerell's history of the Press and, most usefully, a bibliography of Kelmscott productions. The paper issue consisted of 525 copies. Loosely inserted are a woodcut on paper by Burne-Jones and an autograph thank-you note by Cockerell addressed to Bernard Breslauer, dated 20 July 1954. Octavo (210 x 142mm). Printed on vellum in red and black with Golden, Troy and Chaucer types. Two woodcut borders and other floral and foliate ornaments, large woodcut illustration of ‘Psyche borne off by Zephyrus’ by William Morris after Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1883-1898). Loose erratum slip on paper. Original holland-backed blue-grey boards by J. & J. Leighton. Folding cloth case. Provenance: Douglas Geoffrey Bridson (1910-80, broadcaster; bookplate) – Bernard Breslauer (1918-2004, sale Christie’s NY, 27-28 June 2005, Lot 1143).
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