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William Morris
1905 4vol William Morris The Earthly Paradise A Poem Photograph Bumpus Binding
London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1905. In four volumes complete. William Morris (1834 - 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and libertarian socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement. He founded a design firm in partnership with the artist Edward Burne-Jones, and the poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti which profoundly influenced the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century. As an author, illustrator and medievalist, he helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, and was a direct influence on postwar authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. He was also a major contributor to reviving traditional textile arts and methods of production, and one of the founders of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, now a statutory element in the preservation of historic buildings in the UK. Morris wrote and published poetry, fiction, and translations of ancient and medieval texts throughout his life. His best-known works include 'The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems','The Earthly Paradise', 'A Dream of John Ball', the utopian 'News from Nowhere', and the fantasy romance 'The Well at the World's End'. Morris devoted much of the rest of his life to the Kelmscott Press, which he founded in 1891. Kelmscott was devoted to the publishing of limited-edition, illuminated-style print books. The 1896 Kelmscott edition of the 'Works of Geoffrey Chaucer' is considered a masterpiece of book design. Handsomely bound in a half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, in excelle … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
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