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The Early Printed and Manuscript Leaf collection consists of printed and illuminated manuscript leaves from Europe dated from the 12th -16th centuries. The collection includes 70 whole and partial leaves, representing a variety of styles and techniques that serve as a sampling of early print and manuscript book history.
William Morris (1834-1896) was an English artist, author, social activist, teacher, designer, craftsman, printer, bibliophile, preservationist, translator, and literary scholar. He is best known for his association with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, as a central figure of the English Arts and Crafts Movement, and as the founder of the Kelmscott Press.Morris rose to popularity as the author of the epic poem The Earthly Paradise (1868-1870). Morris's...