The Kelmscott Press and William Morris Master-craftsman.

(Kelmscott Press.) SPARLING (H. Halliday)

The Kelmscott Press and William Morris Master-craftsman.

Description: FIRST EDITION, portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard, 16 plates, pp. ix+, 177, [2, ads], 8vo, original quarter beige cloth with blue boards, backstrip darkened with printed label a little dry and flaked, wear to corners, untrimmed, small bookseller ticket at foot of rear pastedown and initial stamp at head of facing free endpaper, good

Publication Details: Macmillan, 1924

Notes: With an interesting one-page ALs from Sparling, headed 'Kelmscott, 4.9.88' to a 'Mr Watts' - the nature of the content suggests that this was Theodore Watts-Dunton (the latter part of his name only added in 1897). Sparling describes his whereabouts for the coming weeks and, having the advice of Mrs Morris that 'you are gone into the country for a few days', states that 'if you return in time and your engagements happen to leave you free for a few hours [...] I should be glad to be allowed to come along for a chat'; he ends by expressing the desire of May Morris (to whom Sparling was then enga...more

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Price: £400

Subject: Private Press

Published Date: 1924

Stock Number: 58463

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