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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English


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Statement[by] William S. Peterson.
SeriesThe Soho Bibliographies -- 24
The Physical Object
Paginationxliii, 220p. :
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17527898M

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Bibliography, Books about Books and Reference Fine Printing - English language. See More Items By Kelmscott Press William S. Peterson. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE KELMSCOTT PRESS. [Kelmscott Press]: Peterson, William S.: Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, xliii,[1],pp. Cloth. Illustrations. First edition, issued as XXIV of the Soho. The Kelmscott Press (operating –98) was a private press founded by the English designer and author William Morris (–69). Morris was a socialist intellectual who believed that industrialisation had alienated workers from the products of their labour and lowered the quality of goods. The Kelmscott Press Morris transformed his life-long interest in book design into action after attending a lecture on printing in by his neighbor, Emery Walker. For Morris, the books of his time were symptomatic of the shortcomings of modern society: they were ugly, badly made and mass-produced. The textile designer, author and artist founded the Kelmscott Press in Morris () published his own work as well as translations and reprints of mediaeval writing he believed should be read. A traditionalist in every sense of the word, Morris wanted to preserve the relationship between art and books.

Jan 04,  · The Kelmscott Press was Morris’s last endeavor—a fine print press that he started in with its first book, Morris’s own The Story of the Glittering Plain, being printed in Kelsmcott was a fine print press focused on developing exquisite typography and balanced book designs all while using the best possible materials. The finest achievement of the Kelmscott Press — The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, designed by Morris and illustrated by his old friend Burne-Jones — appeared shortly before his death: the most beautiful book of its day, it serves as a fitting tribute both to Chaucer — . In , he founded the Kelmscott Press to publish limited-edition, illuminated -style print books, a cause to which he devoted his final years. Morris is recognised as one of the most significant cultural figures of Victorian Britain. He was best known in his lifetime as a poet, although he posthumously became better known for his 24 March , Walthamstow, Essex, England. The Kelmscott Press published fifty-two books and a set of specimen pages for Froissart's Chronicles, a book that was never completed. William Morris had many ideas for .

Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, xliii,,pp. Cloth. Illustrations. First edition, issued as XXIV of the Soho Bibliographies. Fine in near. The Kelmscott Press Introduction by Florence S. Boos Morris’s Editorial Practice at the Kelmscott Press. Few of Morris’s endeavors might seem more remote from the ideals of his socialist engagement than his practices as the founder and manager of the Kelmscott Press. For 40 years, specializing in Books about Books, Private Press, Pre-Raphaelites, William Morris & the Kelmscott Press and Fine Literature Skip to main content The Kelmscott Bookshop. Poems by the Way () was the first Kelmscott book to appear in two colors. Love is Enough (), which also used blue ink, is one of just two tri-colored volumes by the Press. Morris designed each of the three Kelmscott fonts. The Golden Legend () uses the Press' first type, a .