1896 Pre-Raphaelite Poetry - The DEFENCE Of GUENEVERE and Other Poems by William Morris.
Author: William Morris.
Title: The Defence of Guenevere and other Poems. Reprinted without alteration from the Edition of 1858.
Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, and Co. 1896.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: viii-248 pages.
Binding: Very good half morocco leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, light toning of pages - as shown, nice ex-libris on the first endpaper - as shown).
The book: An attractive and very nice edition of this very first volume of Pre-Raphaelite poetry to be published, originally in 1858, by William Morris.
The author: William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was a British textile designer, poet, artist, novelist, 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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