Meriden, CT: Bayberry Hill, 1968. small 4to. quarter red cloth, with paste on labels to the spine and front cover, and wallpaper-covered boards in the Acorn pattern, designed by William Morris, in black. (iv), 20 (4) pages. Limited to 75 numbered copies constituting Keepsake Number 86 of the Columbiad Club of Connecticut (Johnson,32). An account of a bookman's tour of the great Oxford library, whose continuous history dates from 1602, and a visit to the... READ MORE
eList #5: William Morris
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2002. small 4to. cloth with dust jacket. 240 pages. 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... 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
Newark, DE: Lead Graffiti, 2012. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 56 pages. Limited edition of 100 copies. Entitled The Multifaceted Mr. Morris, this is the catalogue of the William Morris exhibition mounted in the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection at the University of Delaware for the Useful & Beautiful conference held in October 2010. More than 30 books, manuscripts, drawings, and other works were highlighted and the book's introduction tells the story of how the collector, Mark... READ MORE
Roswell, Georgia: The Hillside Press, 1983. miniature book (6 x 5.2 cm). cloth. (vi), vi, 56, (2) pages. Limited to 275 numbered copies signed by Mrs. Irwin of the Hillside Press; the first production of the press after its move to Georgia (Bradbury, Hillside, 58). With two handpainted devices after Morris on the endpapers. Reprints Mackail's life of Morris as given to the Hammersmith Socialist Society. Illustrated. READ MORE
(Surrey, UK: William Morris Society, 1961). small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 16 pages. A complete list of the published public addresses of William Morris, excluding newspaper reports, from 1877 until the end of his life, prefaced by an eight-page introduction. Morris devoted much of his time and energy to speaking in public, averaging almost 50 lectures yearly from 1884 to 1890, frequently billed as "The Author of the Earthly Paradise." Printed at the Dolmen Press for the Society. READ MORE
Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1907. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 22+(1) pages. A Lecture delivered in the Examination Schools, Oxford, at the Summer Meeting of the University Extension Delegacy on August 6, 1907. Some paper loss of covers and cover coming loose. READ MORE
Edited by Willam S. Peterson.
New York: The Grolier Club, 1996. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover. 78 pages. Edited by Willam S. Peterson. To celebrate the Morris centenary year, the Grolier Club and the William Morris Society in the United States published this enlarged and corrected version of the very last book published by the Kelmscott Press. This autobiographical history of Morris and his Kelmscott Press includes passages related to Morris's approaches to paper, type design, ink, page design and... READ MORE
(London): Philip Wilson Publishers in Association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, (1996). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 384 pages. First edition. One of the remarkable things about William Morris is the diversity of his activities. This well-illustrated catalogue, "published to coincide with the exhibition William Morris 1834-1896held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 9 May -1 September, 1996" (dust jacket), surveys the artistic, literary, social, political and business activities of Morris and his... READ MORE
With an Introduction by Fridolf Johnson.
New York: Dover Publications, (1973). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xiv, 112 pages. With an Introduction by Fridolf Johnson. Preliminary text followed by reproductions of pages from this famous book. Minor cover wear. READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2017. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, cloth spine over paper-covered boards. 264 pages. The Privately Printed Bible is the first book to offer a broad survey of the history of private and fine press printings of biblical texts. Author Ronald Patkus focuses on English-language examples from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and North America, and includes more than 500 works in his study. He begins with the late nineteenth century... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 1996. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 318 pages with 113 illustrations. Paperback edition. Reprint of the first edition with additional illustrations and new introduction. With his Kelmscott Press and associations with the Arts & Crafts Movement, William Morris helped raise the public's awareness of fine books to new heights. Morris inspired and influenced a generation of other designers and those working in American typography... READ MORE
Leominster: Whittington Press, 2006. folio. half Nigerian goatskin over marbled paper, slipcase. 102 pages. Printed in an edition limited to 180 copies. This copy belongs to a sub-edition of 40 copies. Includes a specimen leaf on paper from each of the six Presses: Kelmscott, Ashendene, Doves, Eragny, Vale and Essex House. Also includes additional specimen leaves showing other typefaces used by the Presses. The first purely leaf book to be published by the Whittington Press... READ MORE