On this day, 24th March 1834, William Morris was born.
William Morris was the leading member of the Arts and Crafts movement and founded the Kelmscott Press in 1890.
The Works of Geoffrey Chaucerpublished by the Kelmscott Press in 1896, was considered by many the most beautiful book of he nineteenth century and is an outstanding example of nineteenth-century book production.
The paper was hand made to replicate the quality of Bolognese paper made in 1473 and a special ink was imported from Hanover. The volume contains 87 woodcut illustrations designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and 26 large woodcut initials and numerous borders designed by William Morris. It was luxury item which only the wealthy could afford - only 425 standard copies were produced, plus 13 volumes on vellum which sold for 120 pounds.
The State Library of New South Wales holds a Rare book copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer which was purchased by the Mitchell Library in 1921.
Col Tigh was right. Rioting broke out on a cruise ship when they reduced water rations. We need to demonstrate an ability to maintain order. We need to do it now.
We don't have the extra manpower for fleet security.
You have the only armed, disciplined force available.
Yeah, but I'm not going to be your policeman. There's a reason why you separate military and the police. One fights the enemy of the state. The other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.