William Morris and the art of the book
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William Morris and the art of the book with essays on William Morris as book collector by Needham, Paul

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Published by Oxford University Press, Pierpoint Morgan Library in London, New York .
Written in English


  • Morris, William, -- 1834-1896 -- Contributions in book design.,
  • Book collecting -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Book design -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Medievalism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Middle Ages in art.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Paul Needham ; as calligrapher by Joseph Dunlap, and as typographer by John Dreyfus.
ContributionsDunlap, Joseph R. 1913- joint author., Dreyfus, John joint author., Pierpont Morgan Library.
The Physical Object
Pagination140 p., [57] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages140
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17959037M
ISBN 100195199103

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