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The Kelmscott Press : a history of William Morris's typographical adventure

Author: William S Peterson
Publisher: Berkeley, California : University of California Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1891 William Morris founded the Kelmscott Press after a lifelong crusade against the dehumanizing effects of Victorian industrialism. This book draws on a wide range of unpublished letters and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: William Morris; William Morris
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William S Peterson
ISBN: 0198128878 9780198128878
OCLC Number: 184743041
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Description: xiv, 371 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The world of Victorian printing; William Morris and the book arts; founding the Press; Morris as book-designer; the decorated book; the business of the Press; the story of three books; the Kelmscott "Chaucer"; closing the Press; the legacy of Morris and his Press. Appendices: checklist of the Kelmscott Press books; Emery Walker's 1888 lecture.
Responsibility: by William S. Peterson.

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