The Kelmscott Press: A History of William Morris's Typographical Adventure.
by Peterson, William S.
4to. Berkeley: UC Press, 1991. 4to, xiv, 371, (1)pp. Original black cloth, dust-jacket, as new. The definitive history of the Kelmscott Press, indisputably the greatest private press venture in England in its time. Peterson with his wife Sylvia Holton Peterson have done extensive research on Morris and his printing and collecting ventures, including a census of all known copies of the Kelmscott Chaucer and a catalogue (in progress) of William Morris’s library. (Inventory #: 109314)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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