Title The Artist & the Capitalist: William Morris and Richard Marsden
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Edition First Editions
Publisher Kirkwood, MO: The Printery, 2009
Seller ID SG1015-002
Two Volumes. LIMITED EDITION of 110 copies of The Artist, this is copy vi, one of 10 reserved for Florence Boos and Jack Walsdorf. The text is set in Jenson Old Style types, a modern version of the Jenson type that served as William Morris' inspiration for his Golden Type. Text and illustrations printed hand-press on mold-made Somerset Book paper from St. Cuthberts Mill, with the Morris facsimile reproduced on Arches Text Laid paper. Foreword by Jack Walsdorf. Small 4to. 10 x 6 7/8 inches. (xvi), (44) pp. Half-title, title page printed in black, beige and burgundy with a burgundy printer's device, ornaments printed throughout in burgundy, portrait of Morris (appears to be a reproduction of a calling card) tipped-in, initials in red, portrait of Marsden tipped-in, 8-page facsimile of the letter from Morris to Marsden inserted in a pocket in the rear end-papers; text clean, unmarked. Quarter maroon morocco, decorative paper over boards, spine titled in gilt, added mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Fine. WITH: WALSDORF, Jack. On Collecting William Morris: A Memoir. Together With an Original Leaf from the 1895 Kelmscott Edition of Child Christopher & Goldilind the Fair. Kirkwood, MO: The Printery, 2006. LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies, this is copy number 45 with an original leaf from the Kelmscott Child Christopher, printed from Jenson and Italian Old Styles types (see above). Printed hand-press on mold-made Somerset Book paper, and bound by Campbell-Logan Bindery. Small 4to. 9 3/4 x 9 11/16 inches. [xii], (42) pp. Half-title, frontispiece portrait of Morris from a late nineteenth-century calling card tipped-in, title page decorations and titling for chapter heads and initials in maroon and green, printer's device on title page, Foreword by Jim Carmin, John Wilson Special Collections Librarian at Multnomah County Library, black-and-white photograph of William Morris' study at Kelmscott House, Hammersmith tipped-in, 6 figures, original leaf of the Kelmscott Child Christopher; text clean, unmarked. Quarter green morocco, patterned paper over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. SCARCE. Both books come in a red silk-covered slip case. Fine. These two volumes make public some of the treasures accumulated by Jack Walsdorf, William Morris collector for more than 50 years, and President of the William Morris Society in the US. Walsdorf's collection comprised more than 9,000 books and ephemeral items purchased from American and English dealers.
Florence Boos, The Artist & The Capitalist William Morris and Richard Marsden, Jack Walsdorf, Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, Charles Rowley, The Printery, Fine Press, Limited Edition