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

Author: William S Peterson
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From a quantitative point of view the achievement of the Kelmscott Press may not seem impressive: between 1891 and 1898 it produced fifty-two books and a set of specimen pages for another book. Yet each was remarkably beautiful. Designed by William Morris, printed on hand-presses, ornamented with initials and borders by Morris, and illustrated often by Edward Burne-Jones, these few Kelmscott Press books are famous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: William Morris; William Morris; William Morris; William Morris
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William S Peterson
ISBN: 0520061381 9780520061385
OCLC Number: 1039369778
Notes: OCLC number: ocm23950795.
Description: xiv, 371 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Responsibility: by William S. Peterson.

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From a quantitative point of view the achievement of the Kelmscott Press may not seem impressive: between 1891 and 1898 it produced fifty-two books and a set of specimen pages for another book. Yet each was remarkably beautiful. Designed by William Morris, printed on hand-presses, ornamented with initials and borders by Morris, and illustrated often by Edward Burne-Jones, these few Kelmscott Press books are famous everywhere today. Why they have so profoundly affected twentieth-century theories of book design and what cultural significance the founding of the Kelmscott Press played are some of the questions the author considers.

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