The Daniel Press & The Garland of Rachel. William S. Peterson, Sylvia Holton Peterson.

The Daniel Press & The Garland of Rachel

New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. First edition. Hardcover. 227pp. Octavo [23 cm] Blue cloth over boards. New / new. Item #50507
ISBN: 9781584563532

From the Publisher- "This account focuses especially on The Garland of Rachel (1881), by far the best-known publication of the Daniel Press. The Garland consists of a series of poetic tributes to the Daniels' daughter Rachel, born a year earlier, by various writers of the day, including Robert Bridges, Lewis Carroll, Edmund Gosse, W. E. Henley, Andrew Lang, John Addington Symonds, and Margaret Woods. Because only thirty-six copies were issued, the Garland is today one of the most sought-after of English rare books. This account includes eight pages of color illustrations.

The book includes: a biographical account of the Daniels; notes on each of the contributors to the Garland; a census with provenance of known copies; correspondence connected with the books production and information about the binders; auction records; and a reprint of the complete text.

The authors have previously collaborated on The Kelmscott Chaucer: A Census (2011) and co-compilers of a digital catalogue of William Morris's library."

Price: $49.95

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