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(Morris) Sparling, H.Halliday

The Kelmscott Press and William Morris master-craftsman.

London, Macmillan and Company Limited 1924.

Reference: 14003
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8vo. ix + (1) + 126 + (2)pp, phogravure portrait frontispiece, 15 photo plates. Publisher’s boards, cloth spine. Untrimmed at outer edge and lower edge as issued. Pencil ownership inscription of J.Pollitt.

An informative history of William Morris’s Kelmscott Press written by Henry Halliday Sparling (1860-1924), who as a former Kelmscott Press employee and as the ex-husband of William Morris’s daughter, May Morris, knew about Morris and the Kelmscott Press from close personal experience. It reprints the bibliographical listing of the Kelmscott Press’s publications prepared in 1899 by Sydney Cockerell. A postscript records Sparling’s death shortly before the book’s publication.