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Modern Races of Mankind.


Curator of the Ethnographical Department (Pitt-Rivers Collection),
University Museum, Oxford.

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=Technical Essays=

By Members of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society.

Edited with a Preface by WILLIAM MORRIS.


The Revival of Design and Handicraft: with Notes on the work of the Arts
and Crafts Exhibition Society, WALTER CRANE. - Textiles, WILLIAM
MORRIS. - Decorative Painting and Design, WALTER CRANE. - Wall Papers,
WALTER CRANE. - Fictiles, G. T. ROBINSON. - Metal Work, W. A. S.
BENSON. - Stone and Wood Carving, SOMERS CLARKE. - Furniture, STEPHEN
WEBB. - Stained Glass, SOMERS CLARKE. - Table Glass, SOMERS
CLARKE. - Printing, WILLIAM MORRIS and EMERY WALKER. - Bookbinding, T. J.
COBDEN SANDERSON. - Mural Painting, F. MADOX-BROWN. - Sgraffito Work,
HEYWOOD SUMNER. - Stucco and Gesso, G. T. ROBINSON. - Cast Iron, W. R.
LETHABY. - Dyeing as an Art, WILLIAM MORRIS. - Embroidery, MAY
MORRIS. - Lace, ALAN S. COLE. - Book Illustration and Book Decoration,
REGINALD BLOMFIELD. - Designs and Working Drawings, LEWIS F.
DAY. - Furniture and the Room, EDWARD S. PRIOR. - The Room and Furniture,
HALSLEY RICARDO. - The English Tradition, R. BLOMFIELD. - Carpenters'
Furniture, W. R. LETHABY. - Decorated Furniture, J. H. POLLEN. - Carving,
STEPHEN WEBB. - Intarsia and Inlaid Woodwork, T. G. JACKSON. - Woods and
other Materials, STEPHEN WEBB. - Modern Embroidery, MARY E.
TURNER. - Materials, MAY MORRIS. - Colour, MAY MORRIS. - Stitches and
Mechanism, ALAN S. COLE. - Design, JOHN D. SEDDING. - Designing for the
Art of Embroidery, SELWYN IMAGE.

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Balliol College, Oxford.


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too long, and often enable one to get an additional touch of
pleasure from the verse they annotate.' - =Spectator.=

'A very skilful selection, and eminently worthy of its name.... Will
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By C. F. KEARY, M.A., F.S.A.

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PEOPLE: Traces of Prehistoric Life in Modern Norway - SEAFARING: The
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