London: Longmans & Co., 1898. Hardcover. This interesting address offered advice to the students by which Morris himself lived: “...make yourself sure that you have in you the essentials of an artist before you study Art as a handicraft by which to earn your bread. But, again, if you are able to do this, & become a genuine handicraftsman, I congratulate you...for you belong to the only group of people in civilization which is really happy: Persons whose necessary daily work is inseparable from their greatest pleasure.” An exceptionally nice copy bound in blue paper boards with grey linen spine and title printed on cover. Light wear and slight darkening to edges of boards. Interior is bright and clean save for offsetting to the rear endpapers and a few brown spots on fore-edge. Pages are unopened. 25 pages. MOR/081712. Near Fine.