ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS OF THE WORKS OF WILLIAM MORRIS IN ENGLISH. Robert L. M. Coupe.

ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS OF THE WORKS OF WILLIAM MORRIS IN ENGLISH.

  • New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2002.
  • small 4to.
  • cloth with dust jacket
  • 240 pages
  • ISBN: 1584560797
  • ISBN: 9781584560791

Price: $49.95  other currencies

Order Nr. 70934

First edition. This prestigious work presents a detailed description of the various editions of works by William Morris, in which one or more artists have illustrated the text. Each bibliographic entry, in addition to supplying comprehensive information on the physical appearance of the title, emphasizes the artistic aspects of the particular book. The author has paid special attention to each artist and to his or her visual interpretation of Morris' writing. Dr. Coupe has supplied biographical notes for every artist and has also appended critical comments on the success of the illustrator in complementing Morris' vision. In the course of compiling the entries in this book, the author has brought together a wide array of interesting information that will be of value not only to the many Morris enthusiasts but also to those studying the history and art of the book. Dr. Coupe is a life member of the William Morris Society. Co-published with The British Library.