New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. First American Edition. 8vo. (xix), 780pp; List of Illustrations; Index. Profusely illustrated with color and black & white reproductions. Blue cloth with color illustrated dustjacket in fine condition. Item #20930
The definitive and entertaining biography of William Morris (1834 - 1896), the 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.