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Art of William Morris

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London : George Bell & Sons
Edition limited to 220 copies, 210 of which are for sale. CAI has no. 187. Bibliographical appendix: pp. i-xxx. "The drawings of Kelmscott Manor were made from photographs taken by Mr. Frederick H. Evans, by whose kind permission they are here included. Those of the exterior of The Red House, from photographs, and of the interior, on the spot, by the courtesy of its present owner, Mr. Charles Holme. The coloured plates have all been prepared by Messrs. W. Griggs and Sons, from original drawings (or the actual fabrics), kindly lent by Messrs. Morris and Co. and Mr. C. Fairfax Murray. The collotypes (namely, " Angels in Adoration " and the six Windows) are produced by Mr. James Hyatt ; the photogravure portrait is by the Swan Electric Engraving Co., from a negative by Messrs. Elliott and Fry. The reproductions in collotype from painted glass are from negatives specially taken by Messrs. Sarony and Co., Scarborough, Mr. Wheeler, Oxford, Mr. Lord, Cambridge, and Mr. James Hyatt. The end papers are reduced from a design made by the author for the Spitalfields Silk Association, by whose permission it is here reproduced. The Initials of the Dedication, the Preface, and Chapters One and Eight were designed by the author specially for this work. The rest of the initials are from a volume entitled, " Preservation of Body, Soul, Honour, and Goods," printed at Nuremberg in 1489."-- [Page XI]; Additional electronic version available through Internet Archive:
Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Vallance, Aymer, 1862-1943. -- The art of William Morris / a record by Aymer Vallance ; with reproductions from designs and fabrics printed in the colours of the originals, examples of the type and ornaments used at the Kelmscott Press ... ; also a classified bibliography by Temple Scott. -- London : Printed at the Chiswick Press and published by George Bell & Sons, 1897. -- xi, 167, xxx p., 40 leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), port. ; 40 cm. Call number of original: NK942 M67 V3a
Table of Contents:
Chapter One. The beginning of days.
Chapter two. Oxford to London.
Chapter three. Art and poetry.
Chapter four. Between whiles : the red house.
Chapter five. Of the firm of Morris and Co.
Chapter six. Kelmscott Manor.
Chapter seven. Societies.
Chapter eight. Book decoration and the Kelmscott Press.