Arts and Crafts Essays
1903, including William Morris, Walter Crane, W R Lethaby, Somers Clarke et al
Second edition, second printing. Hardback, bound in quarter cloth with paper covered boards, printed titling to spine and upper board. 17.5 × 11cm, xvii + 420pp.
Full title: Arts and Crafts Essays by Members of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society
A good collection of essays on the disciplines of the Art and Crafts movement by prominent members. William Morris contributes a preface as well as several essays (on textile, printing, dyeing as an art), other include T J Cobden-Sanderson on bookbinding, Walter Crane on wall papers (and other essays), Somers Clarke on stone carving, May Morris on materials and colour, F Madox Brown on mural painting, and W R Lethaby on carpenters' furniture, amongst others.
A good copy. There is chipping to the boards' edges and a few spots of marking to the boards. The contents have some light spotted foxing throughout but on the whole the book is clean and in strong readable condition.Sold