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Fine Press]. Morris, William [1834 - 1896]. Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle [1867 - 1962] - Contributor
The ART And CRAFT Of PRINTING.; A Note by William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press, Together with a Short Description of the Press by S. C. Cockerell, and An Annotated List of the Books Printed Thereat
Printed by Clarke Conwell at the Elston Press, New Rochelle, New York, 1902. [6], 44, [2], 19, [12] pp. Deckle edges. Unpaginated divisional t.p. for "The Ideal Book"; divisional t.p. for "An Essay on Printing". Laid-on are two samples of red-patterned wallpaper, presumed to be of Morris' design. Illustrated, including a 5 page section depicting "the Troy and Chaucer types printed from process blocks to ensure fidelity to the original Kelmscott Press work." 8vo. 9-3/4" x 6-5/8" Per Walsdorf, "Clarke Conwell was not only an excellent printer of finely made books, but, with the help of his designer wife, H. M. O'Kane, he managed to turn out a remarkable number of first-rate books. He produced nine books in 1902, four of which were related to William Morris."Here offered is one of those 4 "finely made" volumes. Age-toning. Modest wear. Bookplate to front paste-down, with library no. inked above. A VG copy. Linen cloth spine over blue-grey paper wrapped boards. Printed paper title label to spine 1st edition (Walsdorf 93). Limited to 210 cc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
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