1983 William Morris in Private Press and Limited Editions: A Descriptive Bibliography of Books by and about William Morris
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Slipcase
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John Walsdorf's extensive bibliography of books published by private press or in limited edition, between the years 1891 and 1981, by or about British textile designer, prominent member of the Arts and Crafts movement and poet William Morris.
The foreword to this work offers that 'Jack Walsdorf's descriptive bibliography of books by and about William Morris will stand as a permanent memorial of the traditional craft of printing and of English masters of that craft'.
Illustrated throughout, and featuring numerous examples of decorative frontispieces and title pages from the works discussed.
With a partially removed bookplate to the front pastedown, and a library stamp to the front free endpaper. Library label to back strip tail.
In the publisher's original quarter cloth binding, with paper covered boards, held in the publisher's paper covered slip case. Library label to back strip tail, otherwise externally fine. Light handling marks to slip case, with a touch of fading to back strip. Bookplate removal to front pastedown, with stamp to front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages exceptionally clean and bright.
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