Hammersmith: Hammersmith Publishing Company, 1905. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. Author's presentation copy inscribed "To Maude Stanley from the writer," with a pencil inscription below indicating the book's location in Stanley's library. The recipient, the daughter of Lord Stanley of Alderley, was a reformer and feminist. She is remembered primarily for her important work for girls' welfare. Cobden-Sanderson produced two of his earliest bindings for her, in 1885, of copies of Tennyson's Holy Grail and Ballads. As a friend of William Morris, Cobden-Sanderson was involved in the ideals and ideas of the Arts and Crafts movement. He was in fact the person who gave the movement its name in the late 1800s. Bound in original vellum backed brown paper boards. Light dampstain on top of front cover otherwise very good. Interior pages bright and clean. Printed at the Chiswick Press. 39 pages. ART/071416.
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