¶ "I began printing books with the hope of producing some which would have a definite claim to beauty, while at the same time they should be easy to read and should not dazzle the eye, or trouble the intellect of the reader by eccentricity of form in the letters. I have always been a great admirer of the calligraphy of the Middle Ages, and of the earlier printing which took its place." — William Morris
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Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston, Texas. ¶ Quarter-linen binding. [no call number] Quarter-leather slipcover with marbled boards and peach-colored paper lining; gilt title on the spine. Provenance: Acquired from an unnamed source in March 1983.
The Blackburn Museum copy (Doves binding; Census 2.17) was exhibited in “The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860–1900,” 2 April–17 July 2011, at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.