The Critic Volume 36

The Critic Volume 36

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...by the sale of " Marcus Aurelius Antoninus " (London, 1896), which is worth from $7 to $8, and which brought $59. The particular interest attaching to Kelmscott Press books lies not only in their beauty, but in their rarity. In Morris's private house at Hammersmith, every letter of the three beautiful fonts of type used he designed himself, remodelling and revising. He also designed the many ornamental initial letters and borders for various pages. He had his paper specially made from linen, and printed with the best of European inks. He employed the best labor. At his death, his executors decided to discontinue the Press. All the ornaments and initials were put into the British Museum, with such restrictions that they cannot be used again for printing purposes for at least one hundred years. 2 The London firm of Messrs. Kegan Paul, Trench, Triibner & Company have paid the compliment to the Boston firm of Messrs. Small, Maynard & Co. of arranging to issue a series of books which will be called the Westminster Biographies. They are to be of the same size as the Beacon Biographies, red instead of blue, and with a Gothic instead of a Colonial cover design. The Boston firm are to do the presswork. The list will include the lives of Daniel Defoe, by Wil-fred Whitten, Robert Browning, by Arthur Waugli, John Wesley, by Frank Banfield, and Adam Duncan, by H. W. Wilson, author of " Ironclads in Action." 3 Mr. David Dwight Wells, son of Mr. David A. Wells, the eminent economist, was born April 22, 1868, at Norwich, Connecticut, and graduated from Harvard University with honorable mention in English literature in 1893. In 1894 he was appointed by President Cleveland as Second Secretary for the United States Embassy at...show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 449g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869060
  • 9781236869067