Sunday, August 18, 2013

William Morris collected works

May produced 24 volumes of her Father's collected works between 1910 and 1915 and two later volumes in the 20's. May was not a natural academic (preferring practical things), though Jenny was before the epilepsy. It is known now that May took a lot f help and advice from friends like John Quinn but it has only been recognised recently that Jane also helped; Jane made a substantial contribution to May Morris's edition The Collected Works of William Morris. She assisted her daughter with dating and identifying manuscripts as well as providing her with material for use in the introductions, including reminiscences of Morris; she also reviewed drafts of all the introductions to the volumes, corrected errors, and offered suggestions for improvements.

the introductions can be bought separately

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