Council Bluffs, IA: Yellow Barn Press. John de Pol. Hardcover. An edition of 1400 copies was made for Blackwell North America to present as holiday gifits in 1990; however, 200 of these copies were retained by the Yellow Barn Press. The only difference in printing is that the Yellow Barn Press copies feature the portrait of William Morris in two colors from the original plates. This is 1 of the 1200 copies provided to Blackwell North America. A lecture given on the evening of November 27, 1896 to students of the printing school, St. Bride Foundation Institute in London. Blue paper covered boards with black and blue title to spine. Pristine interior with wood engravings by John de Pol. Tight binding. 34 pages. MOR/050422. Fine.
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Great Britain: Rutldege and Kegan Paul, 1973. This is a part of The Critical Heritage series, which covers more than 90 authors and documents criticism by contemporaries. Includes 84 reviews and articles of numerous Morris works, with a 29-page introduction by Faulkner. Contemporaries include Swinburne, Henry James, Walter Pater, Ruskin, Tennyson, Browning, Rossetti,and Wilde. Octavo, paperback, bright and clean, in very good condition. 465 pages, including index. MOR/050522. Very Good.
Dorset, England: The Dovecote Press Ltd., 2015. Softcover. A fascinating recounting of the complicated lives and romantic relationship of artists Edward and Stephani Scott-Godwin while living at Kelmscott Manor, as told through their letters and journals, here selected and explained by their younger son, Joscelyn Godwin. This is the story of how they fell in love with each other, Kelmscott Manor, and William Morris, whose home it was from 1871 until his death in 1896. The Godwins were the first permanent residents after the Morris family. While living at Kelmscott Manor, Edward and Stephani created an aesthetic and produced a body of figuative painting unique for its time. Illustrations of their works are printed throughout the book, both in color and black and white. Softcover bound in dark blue with white spine titling and illustrations to front and back covers. In fine condition. Measures 7.25 x 10 inches. 194 pages including index. ART/012722. Fine.
New York: William H Wise and Co (Roycrofters), 1928. Hardcover. Memorial Edition. W/o dust jacket. Includes chapters on William Morris, Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Robert Burns, John Milton, Samuel Johnson, Thomas B. Macaulay, Lord Byron, Joseph Addison, Robert Southey, Samuel T. Coleridge, and Benjamin Disraeli. This is Volume Five in a series of books about great men. While Hubbard includes a chapter on Morris, he did not actually ever meet him (despite saying otherwise); however, he did tour the Kelmscott Press. Bound in tan cloth boards with white paper title label to spine. 347 pages. MOR/102418. Near Fine / Very Good.
London: John Lane and the Bodley Head Ltd. King, Jessie M. Hardcover. A lovely edition of William Morris's poems. In addition to the title poem, this romantic collection of 30 works includes King Arthur’s Tomb, Rapunzel, and Old Love. The exquisite black and white illustrations throughout exemplify Jessie M. King’s (1875-1949) imaginative and mysterious style of art. King was one of the foremost artists of the Glasgow school, active at the turn of the century. An anomoly - the illustration facing page 18 is the same as that facing page 22. The illustration listed for page 22 is not present. There is a beautiful King cover illustration in gilt, as well as lovely headpieces, and tailpieces throughout. Binding is bright red with very slight bumping to spine and book corners. Very light foxing to front and rear end papers but interior is bright and clean. Very good plus condition. 310 pages. MOR022322. Very Good+.
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897. One of 300 paper copies. There were an additional 8 vellum copies. A lovely copy of one of the Kelmscott Press's most beautiful books. This was the last but one of the books issued by the press. It was only the second book to be printed in three colors, with the addition of blue to the usual black and red. It includes two illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, engraved on wood by W.H. Hooper. The frontis illustration was designed for this edition. The second illustration at the end of the text was originally intended for an early illustrated edition of this work that was never produced. Bound in limp vellum with the six fragile silk ties present. Love is Enough is stamped in gold on the spine in Golden type. Some light discoloration on covers but still about fine. The text is printed on Perch paper in Troy type, with stage directions in Chaucer type. With ornamental borders and initials throughout [Peterson bibliography A52]. An exceptionally nice copy in fine condition. Housed in a serviceable clamshell box covered in red cloth with gilt title to spine. Large quarto. 91 pages. PRI/050322. Fine.
New York: The Viking Press, 1967. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth boards; tan to spine. Black title on spine. Clean, bright interior with photos, including some color photos of Morris fabric and wallpaper patterns. Red and tan dust jacket with black titling. Several tears to jacket. Previous owner's name stamped to bottom end papers. 300 pp. MOR/050422. Very Good / Good.