[MORRIS, William]. MACKAIL, J.W. HAMMERSMITH PUBLISHING SOCIETY. ~ William Morris. An Address Delivered the XIth November MDCCCC at Kelmscott House, Hammersmith before the Hammersmith Socialist Society by J.W. Mackail.
8vo., original vellum backed brown paper covered boards, spine lettered in black. A remarkably good and fresh copy, front free endpapers browned as usual.
An address given by Mackail, Burne-Jones's son-in-law, after encouragement by Annie Cobden-Sanderson, the suffragette, wife of Thomas Cobden-Sanderson of the Doves Press and friend of Morris, which gives a superb overview of the life of William Morris. The address was given where Morris first started making carpets and which was later used for the meetings of the Hammersmith Socialist Society.
Mackail wrote the first biography of William Morris in 1899. This address was first published by The Doves Press in 1901.