London: John Lane at the Bodley Head, 1895. Hardcover. First edition. 1 of 750 copies. Inscribed by Nesbit's cousin Paris Nesbit (1852-1927) in 1907. Paris Nesbit was a prominent Australian lawyer, judge, embezzeler, and general "character" of his time. He was committed to mental asylums at various times in his life. Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was a prolific and popular writer in many genres. She is best known for her books about and for children, but she considered poetry as most important. She was also a follower of Willaim Morris and a founder of the Fabian Society. Bound in tan boards with gilt cover design by Laurence Housman, who also did the charming illustration for the title page. Very good with bumping to board corners and chipping to spine edges. Interior is clean with slight aging to margins of untrimmed pages. 88 pages plus 16 pages of ads. POE/030608. Very Good -.
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Monmouth shire UK: The Old Stile Press, 1998. Hardcover. Number 160 of 200 copies. Signed by the artist and essayist. From the Press: "When The Affectionate Shepheard was first published, in London in 1594, its author was 20 years of age and immediately became a celebrity -- although he ceased to write six years later. In the centuries since, however, both poem and poet have largely disappeared from sight. Printings have been few and this one is thought to be the very first to be accompanied by images. The poem followed the rich tradition of pastoral poetry and was influenced especially by the second Eclogue of Vergil, taking unrequited love as its theme and, as its subject, the love of a shepherd, Daphnis, for the young man, Corydon. An essay, putting the work fascinatingly in its historical and literary context, has been specially written by Dr. Peter Wakelin for inclusion in this edition. If the poem is an unusual and worthwhile rediscovery, so is the printmaking technique employed by Clive Hicks-Jenkins. Involving glass and a layer of pigment, it is more akin to line engraving on, say, metal than to any form of drawing. This publication is also remarkable for being the first of our books to be printed entirely on paper handmade by Frances McDowall at The Old Stile Press." Printed in Bulmer types on McDowall's handmade paper.Illustrations on each page produced from autographic relief images using a variant form of cliché verre. Bound in vegetable parchment hand toned by the printer, illustrated on both covers with outline designs printed in grey, black spine titling. Special endpapers handmade by Frances McDowall. Foxing to some pages. Housed in a folding slipcase covered in burnt orange cloth, lined with blue Ingres paper. Octavo in near fine condition. 58 pages. PRI/061416. Near Fine.
Oldham, England: Old Stile Press, 2012. Hardcover. Number 24 of 100 copies. Signed by the illustrator and author. This story is about the author overcoming her fear of swimming in the Medway River, which was close to where she grew up. The accompanying black and white photographs, which are composed of multiple layers, effectively capture the emotions and perceptions of the author as she wades through an eerie river landscape. This is the author’s first complete short story. It was published in The Warwick Review and in Salt’s Best British Short Stories 2011. Bound in grey paper covered boards with the title printed on the front cover and the name of the press on the rear cover. A flowing design of lines is printed continuously on the spine and both covers in brown and blue ink. Clean and bright with tipped in illustrations. Printed on Velin Arches paper in Zapfino type with Aries italic. Includes ten photographic illustrations printed using archival inks on FibaPrint photographic paper. In fine condition. Unpaginated. PRI/070912. Fine.
London and New York: John Lane; Macmillan Company, 1901 - 1904. Hardcover. A collection of Stephen Phillips' dramatic works. An attractive set in signed full leather bindings by The Adams Bindery. These books do not appear to have been originally issued as set as they were printed by different publishers (2 John Lane and 2 Macmillian) in different years. The bindings may be later, possibly from the 1910s or 20s. Full dark brown morocco with gilt titles and author to spines. Each spine has six compartments with gilt rules and raised bands. Marbled endpages and top edges gilt. Minor wear to hinges, edges, and corners of boards. Clean interiors overall; although there is light foxing to a few pages. Herod - 126 pages; Ulysses -178 pages; Paolo - 120 pages; Sin of David - 141 pages. This set may require an extra shipping fee. DRA/071713. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Louis A. Godey, Publishers' Hall, 1843-4. Hardcover. Includes the first printing of “A Tale of the Ragged Mountains" by Edgar Allan Poe on pages 177-181. Both volumes are bound together in three-quarter red leather with navy blue and tan marbled paper covered boards. Gilt title and rules to spine. Rubbing, bubbling, and wear to paper on covers and edges of boards. Offsetting from leather to endpapers. Occasional spots of foxing throughout, but heaviest on early and late pages. Includes multiple engravings, fashion plates, embellishments, and musical scores. (Several plates are no longer present - mostly fashion plates.) Volume 27 is numbered 1 - 288 pages and Volume 28 is numbered 1 - 292 pages. PER/010417. Very Good.
Glen Echo, MD: Popular Kinetics Press, 2014. Hardcover. Number 9 of 25 copies, signed by the artist. "Land Forms and Air Currents is my most ambitious work to date. This accordion book travels across time and space, through beautiful layered landscapes accompanied by spare, image-filled poems. Stretching over 250 inches in length when fully opened, it incorporates scanned images of my original watercolors with floating pop-up additions. This limited edition of twenty-five copies is the culmination of 3 years of work." (Carol Barton). This is a fanciful, sometimes poignant collection of poetry about volcanoes, hills, storms, caves, the earth, and more. "The coastline dances along the main highway, sometimes following the road's straight-line lead, then moving in and away in a jitterbug step, twice dipping under a stretch of bridge - a tango flourish. On a map the shore's edge is a fixed line. But in reality she's a ballerina, gliding, then rising on her toes with the tide" is illustrated with a somber watercolor of a road and a pop-up spiral representing the undulating coastline. Bound in tan cloth boards with colored paper pastedowns to front cover and spine. Bound in an accordion structure, the book can either be read as a traditional codex or expanded to its full length with all pages viewed at the same time. Archivally printed in full color after the original watercolor and gouache illustrations on acid-free Strathmore paper. Includes eleven pop ups. Carol Barton is a book artist, curator, and teacher who has published several editions and has organized both local and national shows. Her work is exhibited internationally and is in numerous collections, including the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She has been on the faculty of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington, DC. She has also had several international residencies. Her workbooks on paper engineering, "The Pocket Paper Engineer" series, have garnered numerous awards for their effective instruction on how to design and construct pop-up sculptural pages. Size: 8 x 12 x 1.5 inches closed. In fine condition. ARTISTSB/071018. Fine.
New York: Purgatory Pie Press, 1983. Hardcover. Number 75 of 85 copies bound into hard covers. 95 additional copies were issued in wraps. Signed by the author, printer (Dikko Faust), and designer (Esther K. Smith). An inventive collection of eight tales in which portions of the story have been replaced by lines of color allowing the reader to make up their own stories utilizing the given words. A vibrant book printed in red, yellow, green, blue, and black. Fine in yellow paper covered boards with red title to spine and front cover. Printed at the Center for Book Arts on Lana Laid all rag with red Kozo endsheets. Unpaginated. [24 pages.] PRI/010212. Fine.
1888. Leaf from Auguste Racinet's Le Costume Historique, the most comprehensive and detailed study of fashion ever published. These volues cover the history of dress and hair styles from antiquity to the 1880's. While Racinet's main focus is on European clothing and accoutrements, including armor, furniture and material culture, he does provide sections on Asia, America and Africa. Lithographs are in full color on heavy stock. Some minor foxing and toning of paper. Print measures 16.125 x 11 inches. Archivally matted. #52794. Very Good.
Red Howler Press, 2000. Hardcover. Number 29 of 75 copies. Folio. This "is a collection of seven wood engravings inspired by the apocalyptic visions described in the seventh chapter of the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. The Book takes its name, not from the author, who is unknown, but from its hero, a young man named Daniel. Apocalyptic literature was a type of writing which began about 250 B.C. and continued into the opening centuries A.D. The Aim of the stories was to comfort the faithful in their suffering condition, to reconcile their plight with God's righteousness by prefiguring the future triumph of Israel or with Messianic Kingdom. Very simply put, the moral of the story is that people of faith can overcome evil. The source of the text is the Catholic translation of the New American Bible." Fine in black cloth boards with gilt title to front board. Includes six large illustrations and a small vignette on the title page. Composed in Fette Fraktur black letter type and printed on Somerset Satin paper. The images were printed from end grain maple blocks. Kevin Auer of Portland, ME was the printer. Unpaginated. Approximately 20 pages. PRI/101010. Fine.
London: Faber and Gwyer Limited, . Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Scarce in jacket. Features over 90 illustrations by the most important artists, along with the lesser known artists of the period. Includes work by Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, George Du Maurier, Arthur Hughes, Frederic Leighton, Millais, Whistler, Rossetti, and many more. There is a full chapter which is over 60 pages in length on the Pre-Raphaelite artists. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt illustration to front board. Minor fading and spotting to spine. The interior is very clean and bright. In very good minus blue dust jacket with red title to spine and front panel. Fading and chipping to edges of jacket and fading to spine panel. A key reference. 295 pages. BOB/041808. Very Good Plus in Very Good Minus Jacket.
New York: R.H. Russell, 1899. R.H. Russell. Hardcover. First Edition. Folio. Very good in original green cloth with black title to front board. Minor foxing to boards, light dampstain to front board, and white scuff mark to rear board. Includes 14 charming illustrations which are pasted-down onto grey paper and accompanied by various poems by Rossetti. A majority of the illustrations are black and white photographic reproductions of Rossetti's paintings. There are also several illustrations within the text. Interior pages are in pristine condition. Bookplate of collector Mark Samuels Lasner affixed to front pastedown. A nice copy of this scarce book. Poetry. POE/5143. Fine.
Oxford: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1965-1967. Hardcover. First Edition. Volume I: 1835-1860; Volume II: 1861-1870; Volume III: 1871-76; Volume IV: 1877-1882. At the time of publication this was the most comprehensive collection of Rossetti's letters ever published, and included an enormous amount of hitherto unpublished material. As stated by the editors, "These letters present a fascinating picture of London Art-circles, seen through the vivid personality of the poet-painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti." In addition to chronicling his own complex life, many important contemporaries appear in Rossetti's correspondence, including Ruskin, Madox Brown, Morris, Burne-Jones, Millais, and Swinburne. The first letter in the collection was written when Rossetti was seven years old. The last was written four days before his death on April 9 1882. In publisher dust jackets in light red and cream with Rossetti protrait on front cover. Price-clipped but otherwise very good. Bound in original dark blue cloth with title and editors to spines. Interior pages bright and clean, and in near fine condition. Continuously paginated: 1953 pages. This set may require an extra shipping fee. PRERAPH/111914. Very Good / Very Good.
London: Ellis & Elvey, 1904. Hardcover. 7 of 30 numbered copies with the plates on Japanese vellum. 25 copies were for subscribers and 5 for presentation. A lovely set bound in full vellum. teg. Slight soiling to gilt on fore-edge of Volume II.Beautifully printed, with 18 full page illustrations and frontispieces from Rossetti's paintings and drawings. Each is protected by a tissue guard giving the name of the work. It was noted by bibliographer Colbeck that the poem "After the French Liberation of Italy" was being published for the first time. Vellum binding is in very good condition with just the lightest signs of handling. Gilt title and author to spine, and Rossetti's own design of his initials on front cover. Interior is pristine. Bookplate of Frederick William Brown affixed to each front pastedown. Original blue ribbon placemarks present. Housed in modern green cloth slipcase. Volume I: 227 pages; Volume II: 245 pages. PRERAPH/070910 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Fine.
ca. 1890s. English artist, Sir William Rothenstein (1872 - 1945), was highly regarded for his portraits of authors, royalty, and other famous persons. He was also an official war artist during both world wars and served as the Principal of the Royal College of Art between the wars. This is a nice pencil drawing on paper of the artist's wife, Alice. The drawing is from the collection of the Rothensteins' daughter, Betty Holiday. The study measures 38.7 x 22.2 cm. In very good condition with some light spots to the paper. In an archival mat and protected by sheet of tissue paper. ORIG/071216. Very Good.
1921. Original lithograph portrait of Sir Frank Short (1857 - 1945), eminent English printmaker. Inscribed, signed, and dated on stone by the artist. Crease to edge of print which does not affect the image. The bottom right corner of the paper has been torn; this also does not affect the image. Light browning to edges of the print. 11" x 18" in a mat which measures 16" x 20". ART/012609. Fine.
London: Grant Richards, . Original Illustrations. Scarce. 750 copies printed. These are the disbound pages from English Portraits, with seventeen of Will Rothenstein’s twenty-four lithographs of well-known persons of his day, along with a page of complimentary comments about each person. Rothenstein (1872-1945) was famous for his portraits, and painted Albert Einstein, T.S. Eliot, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, and Oscar Wilde among many others. Both his painted works and his prints display his great sensitivity and artistic mastery. He was also a friend to many prominent figures of his day, including Max Beerbohm, Joseph Conrad, and H.G. Wells. This group from English Portraits are as follows: Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon, Sir Frederick Pollock, Thomas Hardy, Sir F. Seymour Haden, William Archer, The Right Rev. Dr. Creighton, The Marchioness of Granby (Violet Lindsay), The Right Hon. W.E.H. Lecky, John Singer Sargent, Arthur Wing Pinero, William Ernest Henley, Sidney Colvin, George Bernard Shaw, Alice Meynell (2 copies), Grant Allen, and Henry James. Each leaf measures 10 x 14.5 inches. The title page and table of contents page are also included. Some browning, closed tears, and light chipping, particularly to the page margins, but the lithographs are generally in quite nice condition. ART/011712. Very Good.
Dania Beach, FL: Claire Jeanine Satin, 2012. Number 6 of 11 copies. Alphabook was created and designed by the artist Claire Jeanine Satin, a well known book artist, sculptor and designer of public art installations. Satin's work has been extensively exhibited and collected in the United States and in Europe, including at The Library of Congress, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Getty (CA), MOMA, The Victoria and Albert Museum, and the National Institute of Design (India). She has created 250 bookworks to date. She is known especially for her conceptual works in uenced by the ideas of composer/visual artist John Cage, and the conversion of ordinary industrial materials into environmental constructions and book works of layered transparent mass. This work was inspired by the artist's 1997 public art installation project, ALPHAWALK, for the New Tampa Regional Library, Hillsborough County, Florida. She writes: "I have had a long term commitment and fascination, as a book artist, with letters and script from ancient characters and the The Chancery Scripts. The Alphabook: Arabic is photoetched and printed on 360 gm/m2 Fabriano Murillo with inks and metallic colors. The sets of pages are grouped in four segments; three consist of alphabetic notations, images, phrases and poetry from history. The fourth set consists of accompanying texts describing the alphabets from prehistoric North Africa, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Southern France, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Greek, Hebrew, Chinese, Mayan, Arabic, Tibetan, Cyrillic, Cherokee and Roman. The pages form circles when fully opened. The box containers were constructed and bound in Italian Ciralux cloth and topped with a water-jet cut tile designed by the artist. A Latin phrase is gold-stamped on the rim: Verba Volent, Scribna Manent [spoken words fly away, written words remain]. Two of the Alphabooks are in the Library of Congress Collection of Rare Books." Size: 14 inch diameter with 1.5 inch depth. In fine condition. ARTISTSBOOK/030118. Fine.
Chicago: Sherwin Beach Press, 2011. Hardcover. Number 65 of 75 copies. Signed by author. Morris Fuller Benton was the most prolific type designer of the hot metal era, but unlike Frederic Goudy, Bruce Rogers, or William Dwiggins--whose ideas about type design are well documented -- Benton wrote nothing about his own work, nor was it the subject of analysis by others. Benton (1872-1948) headed the design department of American Type Founders for over forty years and designed hundreds of typefaces. Juliet Shen has made a meticulous study of his work, including a new enumeration of designs appropriately attributed to him. She gained access to papers from the ATF library, now housed at Columbia University. Shen places Benton in the context of American life at the turn of the 20th Century, when branding, advertising, and marketing were first becoming major factors in the economy. She compares his typefaces to similar ones from the same period, discovering the elements which he found important. There are dozens of reproductions of typographic specimens from Europe and North America. As Roger Black says in the introduction, "Benton's lean, driving, consistent style took over American printing in the pre-war era, and remains the bedrock of American typography." The book is designed by Robert McCamant, set in Cloister Oldstyle cast by the Dale Guild Type Foundry from ATF matrices and typeset by Art Larson and Rose Wisotzky at Horton Tank Graphics. It is printed on Mohawk Superfine, with letterpress by Michael Russem of Kat Ran Press, and offset illustrations and captions by Capitol Offset. Trisha Hammer designed and executed the black cloth binding with red stitching to open spine. In fine condition. 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. 58 pages. PRI/072915. Fine.
New York: Stevens-Nelson Paper Corporation, 1953. Hard Cover. "The main purpose of issuing "Specimens" is to demonstrate to a large audience the outstanding results the printing buyer achieves by using the best designers, printers, and materials" (Print Magazine, 1953). This extensive collection of paper specimens displays the range of paper and printing styles and types available at that time. Each of the specimens is designed and printed by a different press on beautiful papers from around the world. Many noteworthy designers such as Bruce Rogers, Joseph Blumenthal, John de Pol, and Hans Mardersteig are credited with various designs. Presses from around the world participated, including the Curwen Press, Golden Cockerel Press, Limited Editions Club, Chiswick Press, and many others. Each sheet identifies the source of the paper along with the paper's technical specifications. Inserted is the Stevens-Nelson price list dated July 1953. An exquisite collection. Bound in quarter blue morocco with marbled paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Minor wear to corners and edges of boards. In very good condition. Housed in a blue slipcase with chipping, soiling, and tears to bottom edges. Unpaginated. BOB/043018. Very Good.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1861. Hardcover. Eight Edition of this classic legal work first published in 1836. Joseph Story (1779-1845) was an important lawyer and jurist who was named to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1811 at the age of 32, making him the youngest justice in U.S. history. He was also a successful legal author. This edition was edited by Isaac Redfield (1804-1876), another influential jurist who served on the Vermont Supreme Court. In the preface Redfield writes that this edition has more than 200 new sections and extensive notes referencing more than one thousand new and important cases. Bound in brown leather with red title labels and black labels stating Redfield's Edition to spines. Leather is rubbed, scuffed, and soiled with bumping to corners and wrinkling and tears to spines. Offsetting to pastedowns and first free endpapers. Text pages are lightly aged. Ownership signature of Baltimore attorney William C. Holland dates 1/13/42 to title page of Volume I. He has also stamped the page edges and spine with his name. Two earlier ownership signatures to front pastedowns. Nice despite noted flaws. Volume I: Publisher law book catalog 8 pages; List of cases, lxxix pages; 768 pages; Volume II: 856 pages including index. LAW/071217. Very Good -.
Eugene, OR: Susan Lowdermilk, 2005. Number 14 of 15 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist. Susan Lowdermilk is a book artist and printmaker working in traditional processes such as woodcut, wood engraving and intaglio etching as well as digital media. Her artist’s books involve movable parts, pop-ups and LED circuitry. She is a professor at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, teaching courses in printmaking, artist books and graphic design. Her work has been collected by over 60 public institutions including, the Getty Museum, the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library. Her artist’s books are represented in galleries throughout the United States. She earned her Master’s of Fine Art from the University of Oregon. Her artist's statement: "Our experience of reading books is increasingly changing from being physical and tactile to digital and virtual. My artist books are hand printed and hand constructed and feature low-tech movable elements that are meant to be technologically transparent. I view my artist books as a counterpart to the flood of mass-produced, digital imagery that we contend with constantly. I am interested in the dualities that complicate our human condition—chance versus strategy, faith versus reason, serendipity versus design, peace versus war, winning versus losing and our relationship to and separation from nature." The text of this striking scroll book by Susan is a quote from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte: "I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind." The text and images are multiple block woodcuts on Masa Asian paper. They are constructed as a scroll with PVC pipe ends. It was printed on a Takach etching press. Housed in a Stonehenge black paper pillow box. 12.75 x 52 inches when unscrolled; 4.25 x 15.75 inches in its box. In fine condition. ARTISTSB/080118. Fine.
England. This is a Large print copy by Rotary Photo of the original 1902 photograph by Windsor and Grove of famed actress Ellen Terry as Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor. It is boldly signed by her. In fine condition. 5 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches. AUTO/022916. Fine.
Bennington, VT: The Bird Press, 2010. Hardcover. Since 1997, The Bird Press has been an artist-run publishing project that has focused on hand printed artists’ books. All projects utilize some inherent aspect of the book and often take the form of open-ended collaborations with writers. Each project is a response to the last, both in form and content, in order for the work to continually evolve. Poetry, broadly defined, is a major inspiration for most of the work. Editions between 15-40 utilize various print media including: flatbed offset lithography, stone lithography, etching, letterpress, wood blocks, and digital pigment printing. Book artist Thorsten Dennerline creates paintings, drawings, and prints in addition to artists’ books. He has exhibited work across the U.S. as well as in Chile and Denmark. His work is represented in numerous collections including Yale University Library, the Library of Congress, UCLA, Stanford University, and the Kunstindustri Musset (Denmark).Number 15 of 40 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. A collaboration between Argentinian author and playwright, Jorge Accame, and American artist, Thorsten Dennerline. The two met at a residency program in New Hampshire and decided to create a story together using text and images. Accame describes the process: “Thorsten proposed starting the story with an image, I responded with words, to which Thorsten answered with another image, and so on up until the end. Because of this alternating, we had to be careful to maintain the thread of the story and the continuity of our narration.” The resulting Kafka-esque story involves a metamorphosis across a surreal landscape. Satisfied with the resulting story, Dennerline states: “I am excited about the surreal space we managed to occupy between the different worlds of our languages, of North and South, of texts and images, of photography and drawing, and of words and poetry. Most importantly, however, I like to think it has become something of its own, a kind of collaged world or hybrid landscape.” Jorge Accame (1956 - ) has won numerous awards for his poetry, short stories, plays, novels, and children’s books. Bound in red cloth boards with illustrated paper pastedown to edge of front board. The drawings are printed from lithographic stones and the text is letterpress printed. Housed in a red cloth covered slipcase. Text in English and Spanish. Size: Folio, 15 x 11 inches. Unpaginated. [34 pages.] ARTB/032717. Fine.
Bennington, VT: The Bird Press, 2016. Number 12 of 38 copies, signed and numbered by the artist and translator. A collaboration between the illustrator / book artist and translator. This is a new translation of the prologue and first part of Mayakovsky's first long poem, originally published in 1915. The Russian modernist poet and cultural icon Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893 - 1930) committed suicide in Moscow 15 years after publishing this piece. According to the translator: "Thorsten Dennerline's twisting artworks suspended against a blue-sky backdrop seemed fitting for the existential crisis in this poem. Mayakovsky writes in verbal cartwheels and associative flights of language, allowing wordplay, sonic riffs, and rhyme to drive his rhetoric and imagery. I sought to preserve both each line's intended meaning and Mayakovsky's rhythm and music. I also attempted to make the poem's diction smooth, accessible, and idiomatically modern to a 21st century American ear." Fascinated with the intensity of Mayakovsky's work and life as well as the historical happenings that influenced him, Thorsten decided to illustrate his work with "monsters." As the drawings developed with layers of ink and detail he "began seeing [them] as bodies, less as monsters and more as physical, mortal, vulnerable beings." Bound in yellow paper wrappers with black title to front cover and binding sewn with red thread along spine. Printed with lithography and letterpress at the Working Dog Press and Horton Tank Graphics. The plate lithographs were printed in sixteen layers of ink. Housed in a grey handmade paper wrapper featuring one of Thorsten's illustrations snaking around the front and rear panels along with another on the inside flap. Thorsten Dennerline creates paintings, drawings, and prints in addition to artists' books. He has exhibited work across the U.S. as well as in Chile and Denmark; and his work is represented in numerous collections including Yale University Library, the Library of Congress, UCLA, Stanford University, and the Kunstindustri Musset (Denmark). Size: 8.5 x 7 inches. ARTB/032417. Fine.
Kirkwood MO: The Printery, 2009. Hardcover. One of 100 numbered copies. Includes a facsimile and transcription of a seven page William Morris letter to Richard Marsden, and portraits of Morris, Marsden, and Charles Rowley. This book presents Florence Boos’s research on an important, previously unpublished letter. The book and the letter focus on one of Morris’s most acclaimed lectures, “Art Under Plutocracy,” which was about art and its social environment. The letter is Morris’s response to Richard Marsden’s unfavorable review of the lecture. Florence Boos is a noted Morris scholar and the late Jack Walsdorf was a major Morris collector for over forty years. Quarter bound in red leather with Morris inspired covers in gold and orange paper. Title in gilt on spine. Printed in Jenson Old Style type on Somerset Book mould paper. In fine condition. 41 pages. MOR/070710. Fine.