Title: William Morris
His Homes and Haunts
By The Countess of Warwick
With Twelve Drawings in Crayon by A Forestier and other illustrations
Extract from the Preface:
The examination of a great and arresting personality - whether it be a good or bad one, as the world judges - is always a fascinating work. The human mind is the most complex, and therefore the most mysterious, thing in nature: the study of it the most difficult, and therefore the most engrossing of pursuits. Perhaps the subject of this book, William Morris, at once artist, poet, craftsmen, manufacturer, and politician, presents one of the most elusive problems ever put before the student of human nature. Not only is his life history fascinating by reason of its sheer diversity and comprehensiveness, but there is the satisfactory thought that, viewed as a whole, it reveals the highest levels of human flight. In the mind of the present writer, at least, Morris is a perfect expression of the type of personality for which the Utopian impulse of the reformer is forever seeking.
Francis Evelyn Warwick
The book has brown boards with brown lettering to the spine and upper board and a picture on the upper board.
All four outer corners of the upper and lower board have bumping and the upper outer corner of the rear board has particularly heavy bumping.
The front and rear endpages have tanning and foxing.
The front endpage is missing and has come apart along the edge of the spine.
The upper, outer and lower page edges have foxing and heavy wear and tear.
The upper and lower edge of the spine has bumping and wear and tear.