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Noun1.1890s - the decade from 1890 to 18991890s - the decade from 1890 to 1899  
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But it is also helpful to recall that Morris and his successors did not invent the notions of fine printing and harmonious illustration: there is a strong tradition in nineteenth-century England, starting with Bulmer, Bensley, Dibdin, and Bewick at the beginning and carrying on through Pickering, Cundall, and the Chiswick Press during the middle decades, that provides the essential background for the private-press movement of the eighteen-nineties.
Their fugleman, Holbrook Jackson, enshrined them and their heroic fates in 1913 in his classic The Eighteen-Nineties.