Sztuka, jej troski inadzieje. I. Sztuki niższe. [Hopes and Fears for Arts. The Lesser Arts.]. William Morris, Edmund Bieder.
Sztuka, jej troski inadzieje. I. Sztuki niższe. [Hopes and Fears for Arts. The Lesser Arts.]
One of the first Polish Translations of William Morris

Sztuka, jej troski inadzieje. I. Sztuki niższe. [Hopes and Fears for Arts. The Lesser Arts.]

Krakow: D. E. Friedleina, 1902. First edition. In publisher’s wrapping. 59 [5] p. Untrimmed. Cover creased at edges. Spine worn at head. Some creases here and there. Otherwise in very good condition.

Scarce first edition of the first Polish translation of an early work by William Morris.

Sztuka, jej troski i nadzieje is a partial translation of a collection of talks given by Morris, originally published under the title Hopes and Fears for Arts in 1882.

Although he is best known as a textile designer, William Morris (1834–1896) is also considered a pioneer of the modern fantasy genre as well as a social activist who helped to win acceptance of socialism in Great Britain.

Published in Polish the same year as Morris’ novel News from Nowhere (Wieści z nikąd), Hopes and Fears for Arts is likely to be the first of his works to be translated into Polish.

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Price: €500.00