London: Macmillan & Co., 1882. First Edition. First edition of the collection of lectures by important individuals connected with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Monuments.
William Morris was the Society's founder, primary mover, and who contributed to this work.
Contents are R.S. Poole on "The Egyptian Tomb and the future state", Prof. William Blake Richmond on "Monumental Painting", Edward John Poynter on "Some remarks on Ancient Decorative Art", J.T. Mickelthwaite on "English Parish Churches". William Morris on "The History of Pattern Designing" and "The Lesser Arts of Life".
8vo. x, 232pp. Buxton Forman 64 ("an entirely pleasant volume"). Very good in publisher's dark green linen w/gilt title to spine. Prior owner's bookplate and ownership inscription. Item #56