These two bindings at Worcester, dating to 1899, must therefore be among her earliest works.
She used tools of her own making (now held at the British Library) to decorate her bindings with simple natural designs of flowers, stylized trees and animals, and is considered ‘one of the few binders of any period who was effective in using gold for pictorial designs on leather’ (Lewis, page 35).
The two titles bound by Adams represent well the type of work produced by the Daniel Press in the 1890s, described by Peterson and Peterson in their recent book: ‘best-selling titles were usually by Bridges [i.e. Keats, Milton, Anthony Wood).’ (Peterson and Peterson, page 20) Such names (Bridges, the future Poet Laureate; Margaret Woods, poet and novelist; F. It was in this building that the two Katharine Adams bindings were first exhibited in 1901 – the catalogue survives in Worcester College Library: ‘Bookbindings by Katharine Adams at Worcester House, Oxford, on March 8 Among 53 Daniel Press Publications, one can find listed as numbers 34 and 35 the very bindings of Binyon and Keats with which this piece started.
Royal Worcester Marks were first placed on pottery and porcelain in 1862 but it was 1867 before it became common place.
Within the bindings we find two publications of 1895: 26 poems by Laurence Binyon (1869-1943, poet and art historian; the book is listed as no. Warren, classical scholar and President of Magdalen) reflect late 19, edited by Michael Roberts: the former ‘devoted more space to Dorothy Wellesley and Laurence Binyon than to Eliot and Pound’ (Harding, ‘Modernist poetry and the canon’, page 235).) Such society could come together at the Daniels’ home in Worcester College, Worcester House.
35 in Madan’s bibliography of the Daniel Press), and 25 poems of Keats selected by the poet Robert Bridges (no. The print runs were limited to 200 and 250 copies respectively, both printed in small type on hand-made French paper. Warren, and Walter Pater – and then of course, there were always the reprints of older writers (e.g. Now no longer standing, Worcester House occupied a spot in the southeast corner of the Nuffield Lawn, where Worcester Street and Hythe Bridge Street meet.
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