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The Owen Pritchard Collection

The collection was formed by Dr Owen Pritchard between 1884 and 1920 and presented by him to the college in 1920. The Collection is strong in works printed by the private presses of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth centuries. Amongst this stunning collection are books printed for William Morris including writings, lectures on politics, and reprints of papers relating to the Arts and Crafts movement. The volume, entitled “Love is Enough, or the Freeing of Pharamond”, published by Ellis and White, in 1873, is the earliest English edition of the morality play published for Morris in 1872 by Roberts of Boston.