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Books in Texas

 

During a recent trip to Texas, I visited several wonderful libraries (private and institutional), saw friends, and admired some of the private press treasures of the Bridwell Library in Dallas, including William Morris’ manuscript library list (compiled by him and his daughter, 1890-1891, and later bound by Katharine Adams), and the copy of the monumental Kelmscott Chaucer printed on vellum and inscribed “ To Ed Burne-Jones William Morris Sept. 1896 ” (shortly before Morris died). The picture above is of the Bridwell library copy of the Kelmscott Press Utopia  (1893), in a beautiful red binding by the Doves bindery, 1894.

This is the view from the window of another library :