incomparable collection of Kelmscott [&] William Morris

formed by Sir Sydney Cockerell ... together with his distinguished collections of The Ashendene Press and The Doves Presses with books by other esteemed printers : which will be sold by auction
  • 63 Pages
  • 0.76 MB
  • English
Printed by Carey & Claridge] , [London
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, -- Sir, -- 1867-1962. -- Catalogs., Morris, William, -- 1834-1896 -- Catalogs., Kelmscott Press -- Catalogs., Ashendene Press -- Catalogs., Doves Press -- Cata
Statementby Messrs. Sotheby & Co. ... on Onday the 10th December, 1956 ...
ContributionsSotheby & Co. (London, England)
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p., 4 p. of plates (1 folded) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20771780M

Collecting Kelmscott: William Morris & His Quest for Fine Books Kelmscott's Works of Geoffrey Chaucer More than years after his death, William Morris – founder of the Kelmscott Press – remains an influential figure in design and art, and his Kelmscott fine press books are highly prized.

This woodcut title page was designed by William Morris for the only Kelmscott book to use a non-Morris type.

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Atlanta in Calydon's () Greek passages were set from Macmillan electrotype. Miller argues that work such as The Water of Wondrous Isles () should be. William Morris: Art and Kelmscott (Occasional Paper (Society of Antiquaries of London), 18) Paperback – June 1, by Linda Parry (Editor) out of 5 stars 13 ratings.

See all 10 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from 4/5(13). William Morris. The Defence of Guenevere, and Other Poems. Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press, The Defence of Guenevere is the fifth book published by the Press.

Some of the initials are surprisingly like those of the early printers. On these pages, for example, the similarity between the S and some of those drawn by Ratdolt is striking.

Leaf: 20 x 14 cm. [Peterson A26] COLOPHON: [printer's mark 1] / This book, a Dream of John Ball and a King's / Lesson, was written by William Morris, and / printed by him at the Kelmscott Press, Upper / Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of Middle-/sex; and finished on the 13th day of May, by William Morris Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, William Morris set forth his principles of book design in his essay A Note by William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott principles were rooted in the example of the printers and scribes of the middle ages.

William Morris (24 March – 3 October ) was a British textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist associated with the British Arts and Crafts was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he played a significant Born: 24 MarchWalthamstow, Essex, England.

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William Morris was born on Maand passed away on October 3, Over the course of his 62 years of life, Morris embodied the incomparable collection of Kelmscott [&] William Morris book of poet, novelist, social activist, and artist.

He was passionate about many things, and he brought those passions to. (66) The Incomparable Collection of Kelmscott William Morris formed by Sir Sydney Cockerell, Litt. together with his Distinguished Collections of the Ashendene Press and the Doves Press.

Decem 2nd copy, without annotations or inserts. More than years after his death, William Morris – founder of the Kelmscott Press – remains an influential figure in design and art, and his Kelmscott fine press books are highly prized. The textile designer, author and artist founded the Kelmscott Press in Morris () published.

Morris included ALL the designs and letters used in the other books from his Kelmscott Press. The book includes all 87 of the woodcuts by Sir Edward Burne-Jones.

The book is NOT the full text of the original Kelmscott Chaucer, but the book includes slightly oversized pages.5/5(5).

William Morris and Kelmscott Manor It is surprising that I’ve never been to Kelmscott Manor before, but this week I went with a group from the Birmingham Midland Institute. I gave a lecture about William Morris while we were travelling, so I spent the preceding week deeply immersed in Morris’s life and work, and it has increased my passion.

William Morris and The Kelmscott Press. 82 likes. William Morris and The Kelmscott Press, Typography as Art and Craft. Description. William Morris, the 19th-century designer, social reformer and writer, founded the Kelmscott Press towards the end of his life.

He wanted to revive the skills of hand printing, which mechanisation had destroyed, and restore the quality achieved by the pioneers of printing in the 15th century. The Chaucer was the crowning achievement of William Morris and his Kelmscott Press. It now constitutes the greatest treasure of the Libraries' already impressive William Morris Collection.

The Kelmscott Chaucer is often referred to as one of the most beautiful printed books in existence. Some of the features of this unusual book include:   Kelmscott Collection (Swatch book) by Morris, William, (made). Museum Number T William Morris has books on Goodreads with ratings.

William Morris’s most popular book is The Wood Beyond the World. Morris, in the penultimate paragraph, apportions the credits thus: Here ends the Book of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by F. Ellis; ornamented with pictures designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and engraved on wood by W.

Hooper. Printed by me William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of Middlesex. Bibliographical note: The best accounts of Morris’s library are two chapters by Paul Needham (though in both cases he limits his discussion mainly to fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century books) in William Morris and the Art of the Book (New York: Pierpont Morgan Library and Oxford University Press, ), pp.

21–47, and Under the Hammer: Book Auctions since the Seventeenth. The Story of the Volsungs and the Niblungs Introduction by Marjorie Burns.

Völsunga Saga: The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs, with certain Songs from the Elder Edda. Translated by Eiríkir Magnusson and William Morris.

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London: Ellis, Text; also contains list of noteworthy names in the story. Kelmscott Manor is a limestone manor house in the Cotswolds village of Kelmscott, in West Oxfordshire, southern dates from aroundwith a late 17th-century wing, and is listed Grade I on the National Heritage List for England.

It is situated close to the River Thames, and it is frequently nearest town is Lechlade-On-Thames. William Morris’s bed in Kelmscott Manor, Gloucestershire. It was strange to encounter William Morris’s bed in a room of Tate Britain’s recent Pre-Raphaelite exhibition, the seventh room, called ‘Paradise’; strange, like meeting an old friend in an unexpected place.

William Morris was an English architect, furniture and textile designer, artist, writer, socialist and Marxist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement. Morris wrote and published poetry, fiction, and translations of ancient and medieval texts throughout his life.

His best-known works include The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (), The5/5(2). William Morris’s utopian novel, News from Nowhere, was written in Morris's narrator wakes in a post-revolutionary future in which there is no private property, no industrialisation, no money, no capitalist system.

In this pastoral paradise, all members of society work co. William Morris and the Kelmscott Press. William Morris was a man of many and varied talents. A social reformer, a writer, an artist. and one of the most prodigious and influential British designers of all time he encompassed the breadth of Victorian passions.

This exhibition examines the inspiration behind The Kelmscott Press, founded by Morris. The William Morris Collection in Special Collections and University Archives is available to researchers in the Maryland Room at the University of Maryland's Hornbake Library.

The collection was established in with the purchase of approximately three hundred and forty titles of English-language books and related material printed by or about William Morris since Home > Fabric by Manufacturer > FreeSpirit > Kelmscott by William Morris & Co.

FreeSpirit honors the spirit of the work of William Morris with exclusive access to the unrivaled archives of The Original Morris & Co. Our unique relationship allows us to delve into fascinating original. Inspired by Kelmscott Manor, the cotswold retreat of William Morris, this new collection celebrates the extraordinary patterns and detail within Morris' work.

Featuring iconic designs such as Strawberry Thief and Batchelors Button in a colourful palette, these classic designs are beautifully complimented by a selection of smaller scale co. Product Name: Morris & Co - Kelmscott Collection. New Product: No.

Brand Name: Free Spirit. Brand: Free Spirit. Fabric Type: % Cotton. Est. Shrinkage: %. Fabric. Exhibited at the Morris Centenary Exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum, J R Abbey [bookplate] Sydney C. Cockerell Cambridge Jan 21 (given to me by Mrs Morris after her husband’s death in ) 12 Sydney C.

Cockerell from Jane Morris Vellum folio1 CATALOGUE OF THE BOOKS OF WILLIAM MORRIS AT KELMSCOTT HOUSE. BIBLIA LATINA. The works of William Morris are collected here with an active table of contents.

Works include: Art and Craft of Printing Chants for Socialists Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair A Dream of John Ball, etc. The Hollow Land Hopes and Fears for Art The House of the Wolfings News from Nowhere Old French Romances The Pilgrims of Hope The Roots of the Mountains SIGNS OF CHANGE The Brand: Golgotha Press.A Catalogue of the Original Designs by Morris and Company in the Collection of the William Morris Society David Rodgers Introduction The purpose of this catalogue is to make the Society's collection more accessible to both members and public alike.

It will be published in occasional insrallmentsFile Size: 2MB.Book Design and Typography. Morris and the Kelmscott Press; Morris and the book; Laudes Beatae Mariae Virginis, ; A Note by William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press; The Story of the Glittering Plain, ; How our cristen men chosen a very patriarke in Iherusalem, ; The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer,