New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. Cloth, dust jacket. 264 pages. "William S. and Sylvia Holton Peterson have provided what will be forever the definitive account of this famous little book. Intended primarily as a census of the surviving copies, it is much more than that... above all perhaps this is a miniature study in cultural history, a portrait of a small local society which has colour, period interest and... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2011. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 280 pages. When William Morris founded the Kelmscott Press, his celebrated private press, in 1891, one of the books he intended to print was an edition of the writings of Geoffrey Chaucer. Because of its size and complexity, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer did not emerge from the press until June 1896, shortly before Morris's death. Even at the time of... READ MORE
Edited by William S. Peterson.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xlii, 134 pages. Edited by William S. Peterson. Long introduction followed by reprints of most of Morris's important essays on the book. Contains 33 illustrations. Printed in black and red. READ MORE
N.P. University of California Press, 1991. thick small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 371+(1) pages. First U.S. edition finely printed in two colors throughout at England's Alden Press. The best modern history of the Kelmscott Press. Well-illustrated and indexed. Jacket slightly bumped at head of spine. READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2013. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 160 pages. Ethel Reed (1874-1912) is one of the most elusive figures in the history of American graphic design. Born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, she moved in the 1890s to Boston, where, while still in her early twenties, she achieved international recognition for her posters - and for her personal glamour. "The beautiful poster lady" is how newspapers of the day described... READ MORE