1914 Rare First Edition - Early Poems of William Morris Illustrated by Pre-Raphaelite FLORENCE HARRISON.
Title: Early Poems of William Morris. Illustrated by Florence Harrison.
Publisher: London, Glasgow & Bombay, Blackie & Son Ltd., 1914. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 10.5 " X 8 ".
Pages: xiv-194 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original gilt illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, two very small red stains on the front cover - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with 16 wonderful mounted color plates, with titled tissue guards, 12 full-page black and white plates, B&W headpieces and smaller vignettes by Florence Harrison.
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 700).
The book: Attractive and beautiful rare First Edition of Early Poems of William Morris. Illustrated by Florence Harrison. Poems include The Defence of Guenevere, King Arthur's Tomb, Sir Galahad a Christmas Mystery, The Chapel in Lyoness, Sir Peter Harpdon's End, Rapunzel, The Blue Closet, and many more!
The illustrator: Florence Susan Harrison (1877–1955) was an English Australian Art Nouveau and Pre-Raphaelite illustrator of poetry and children's books. Many of her books were published by Blackie and Son. She illustrated books by notable Pre-Raphaelite circle poets Christina Rossetti, William Morris and Sir Alfred Tennyson. Harrison has often been confused with Emma Florence Harrison, an English artist who exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1887. Florence Harrison was born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1877 to Lucy and Norwood Harrison. From 1922, she lived in the London area. Around 1940 she moved to Brighton, England, to live with her cousin Isobel. She remained there until her death in 1955.
The author: William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was a British textile designer, poet, artist, fantasy writer, architectural conservationist, printer, translator and socialist activist associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement. He 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 helped win acceptance of socialism in fin de siècle Great Britain.
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