The Ideal Book. Essays And Lectures On The Arts Of The Book.
University of California Press.
Berkeley and Los Angeles
Large 8vo. 7.5 x 10.75. xxxix + [iii] + 134 pp. Title page, section headings, running titles, etc. in red and black. In plain card wrappers in similar case wrapper. Slight lower corner wear, but otherwise a fine copy. Loosely Inserted: William Morris Society, etc. leaflets. Illustrated by 33 text figures, including engraving facsimiles and photographs. Decorated by title page vignette and by initials. A illustrated compilation of William Morris's extant lectures and essays on the arts of the book. It includes chapters on medieval books and manuscripts, early illustrations and woodcuts, printing, the ideal book and a note by Morris on his aims in founding The Kelmscott Press (1891-98), whose aim was to produce limited editions of handmade books. It is regarded as the most famous of all the private presses which followed it. William S. Peterson was a professor at the University of Maryland, 1974-2004.
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