A Sentimental Journey to the Bodleian Library & Kelmscott Manor. Ruth and Foster Johnson.
A Sentimental Journey to the Bodleian Library & Kelmscott Manor
A Sentimental Journey to the Bodleian Library & Kelmscott Manor
A Sentimental Journey to the Bodleian Library & Kelmscott Manor

A Sentimental Journey to the Bodleian Library & Kelmscott Manor

Meriden, CT: Bayberry Hill Press, 1965. Number 5 of 75 copies.Those numbered 1 to 43 constitute Keepsake Number 86 of the Columbiad Club of Connecticut. Numbers 44-75 were for private distribution by the Press. The Johnsons were the proprietors of the Bayberry Hill Press. They write of their journey to Oxford and Kelmscott Manor in a charming, enthusiastic and, yes, sentimental way. Their text combines some history of the Bodleian Library and William Morris's Kelmscott Manor with descriptions of scenery and villages. They also describe the pubs and restaurants they ate at and some of the people they met. They loved everything of course, despite not being able to go into Kelmscott Manor, which was closed for renovations. Bound in dark red paper with Morris's Acorn pattern wallpaper with dark red spine. Author and title labels on spine and front cover. Printed in Bruce Rogers's Centaur type with Arrighi italics The book is in near fine condition. Its glassine is creased and torn on the spine and lower edge. Housed in a black slipcase with title label to spine and cover. The slipcase is in very good condition. Measures 8.5 x 11.5 inches. 20 pages. PRI/040120.

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