On Collecting William Morris: A Memoir. Together with an original leaf from the 1895 Kelmscott edition of Child Christopher & Goldilind the Fair. Jack Walsdorf.
On Collecting William Morris: A Memoir. Together with an original leaf from the 1895 Kelmscott edition of Child Christopher & Goldilind the Fair
On Collecting William Morris: A Memoir. Together with an original leaf from the 1895 Kelmscott edition of Child Christopher & Goldilind the Fair
On Collecting William Morris: A Memoir. Together with an original leaf from the 1895 Kelmscott edition of Child Christopher & Goldilind the Fair
On Collecting William Morris: A Memoir. Together with an original leaf from the 1895 Kelmscott edition of Child Christopher & Goldilind the Fair

On Collecting William Morris: A Memoir. Together with an original leaf from the 1895 Kelmscott edition of Child Christopher & Goldilind the Fair

Kirkwood, MO: The Printery, 2006. Hard Cover. Number vii of ix copies reserved for the author. (There were 150 copies in the edition.) Inscribed by Jack Walsdorf to Greg Campbell, who bound the book at his Campbell-Logan Bindery: "For Greg Campbell from the author, Jack Walsdorf, 11-04-06." Laid-in is a thank you note from Jack to Greg for the gift of another finely bound book. This beautiful work is a fitting homage to the great William Morris for his impact on the history of printing and the renaissance of the private press. It is a beautifully printed work that was a runner-up for the prestigious Carl Hertzog award for outstanding achievement in the book arts. The engaging text describes the collecting experiences of the late Jack Walsdorf, one of the most significant collectors of books by or about Morris in the past half century (Jack unfortunately died earlier this year). Walsdorf, in fact, formed not one but three major Morris collections over a period of more than thirty years, selling each and then setting out to build another of equal merit. This version of the book is bound in green quarter leather with gilt titling and with Morris inspired green and gilt floral paper boards. Set in Jenson and Italian Old Style types and printed on a handpress in six colors on Somerset Book, a mould made paper from England. The book has an original leaf from the Kelmscott Press's Child Christopher (pages 247-248) There are also tipped-in facsimile photos of Morris and of his study and five illustrations of items from Walsdorf's collection. Housed in a green silk cloth covered slip-case. In fine condition. 37 pages. MOR/092217. Fine.

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