by [Oriole Press] Cunninghame Graham, R.B.; Edward Carpenter, tribute
Berkeley Heights, NJ: The Oriole Press, 1934. Hardcover. Near Fine. Hardcover. Number 26 of 224 copies. Published for the Centenary of William Morris's birth in 1834 "in the spirit he so ardently advocated by his ideals for a saner and more beautiful world..." [from the Colophon]. In Edward Carpenter's opening tribute he writes: "I think that future times will look back upon William Morris as one of the finest figures of this century." Carpenter's essay first appeared in the periodical "Freedom" in 1896. Cunninghame Graham's piece "With the North-West Wind" was first published in "The Saturday Review" in 1896. In it he writes of Morris's burial day. With a frontispiece woodcut portrait of Morris and a sketch of Morris by Walter Crane. The Oriole Press was founded in 1916 by Joseph Ishill, a Rumanian born anarchist. He published over 200 books and pamphlets and is now highly regarded both for his efforts to publish radical materials and as a printer and typographer of fine press books. Bound in patterned red cloth with black spine label. Offsetting along front and rear hinges otherwise near fine. A lovely and fitting tribute to the great Morris. 5 x 8 inches. Unpaginated [25 pages].
(Inventory #: 29702)
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