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Kelmscott Press

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Works: 576 works in 922 publications in 3 languages and 14,191 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Fiction  Legends  Illustrated works  Autographs  Sonnets  Love poetry  Psalters  Paraphrases 
Roles: Printer, Publisher, Book producer, Author, Other
Classifications: PR5079, 823.8
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Most widely held works about Kelmscott Press
 
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Gothic architecture : a lecture for the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society by William Morris( Book )

6 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Geoffrey Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

11 editions published between 1896 and 1998 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital, full text version of the Kelmscott Chaucer held by the Bridwell Library. Features include: zoom in and out, copy and paste options, search options, and hot links
Poems by the way by William Morris( Book )

3 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A note by William Morris on his aims in founding the Kelmscott Press : together with a short description of the press by William Morris( Book )

6 editions published between 1898 and 1969 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of Gothic : a chapter of the Stones of Venice by John Ruskin( Book )

9 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In its indictment of meaningless modern labour and its celebration of medieval architecture, The Nature of Gothic could be called the foundation stone of Morris's aesthetic and purpose in life. Forty years after he first read it, Morris chose Ruskin's test for one of the first books to be published at his Kelmscott Press, using his own Golden type ... The Kelmscott Nature of Gothic encapsulates the meeting of two remarkable minds and embodies their influence on word, image and design"--Page 4 of cover
The golden legend by Jacobus( Book )

5 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

News from nowhere; or, An epoch of rest: being some chapters from a utopian romance by William Morris( Book )

6 editions published between 1892 and 1893 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frequently studied alongside works like Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward, William Morris' News from Nowhere was originally published in 1890. Combining utopian socialism with science fiction, the book tells the story of narrator William Guest and his finding himself in a future society after falling asleep at a meeting of the Socialist League. This future is based on the principles of common ownership, where there is no private property, authority, monetary system, divorce, court system, prison or class structure. While notable for many reasons, Morris' work is most celebrated for its fusing of Marxist ideas and the romantic literary tradition. This 1893 volume is a stunning, ornately adorned Kelmscott edition of the seminal political work
The love-lyrics & songs of Proteus by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt( Book )

6 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The water of the Wondrous isles by William Morris( Book )

4 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Morris, the nineteenth century artist, sculptor, musician, master of all trades and jack of none, is at his brilliant best in this tale of shining waters and shrouded magic. His gentle and spirited heroine, Birdalone, steps forth into the world as freshly and gaily as when Morris first committed her to the written page. Her courage carries her into a remarkable series of all too human adventures despite the wonders and marvels that abound in her enchanted world. Morris uses the honest reality of human relationships and emotions to point up the magicks with which his rich imagination embroiders the story. Equally, the loves and angers, the longings and jealousies of his people are thrown into sharp relief by the somber threat of the Sending Boat in which Birdalone travels or the mad witchery of the Isle of Unsought Increase. Throughout he maintains that mark of the master storyteller-the need to keep turning the page to find out what is going to happen next."--Back cover
Beowulf by A. J Wyatt( Book )

4 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being the incomplete autograph manuscript draft of a translation of Beowulf made by A.J. Wyatt for the guidance of William Morris. Including parenthetical explanations of the more obscure terms of phrase and kennings, and with corrections and revisions by the translator throughout
The Sundering Flood by William Morris( Book )

4 editions published between 1897 and 1898 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The celebrated medievalist William Morris was among the first writers to combine supernatural elements with worldbuilding, creating the precursors of modern fantasy fiction. In his final novel, he envisions the tale of two lovers, separated by a broad river as well as an invading army. A captivating blend of chivalric romance and wizardry, this volume is a facsimile of the highly ornamented Kelmscott Press edition"--
Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris( Book )

1 edition published in 1895 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The well at the world's end by William Morris( Book )

3 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After King Peter of Upmeads agrees that all but his youngest son, Ralph, may go forth to seek adventure, Ralph secretly makes his way to Wulstead, where he learns about the Well at the World's End and begins a journey in search of it
Of the friendship of Amis and Amile by William Morris( Book )

6 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maud : a monodrama by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson( Book )

3 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wood beyond the world by William Morris( Book )

5 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A groundbreaking fantasy novel, The Wood Beyond the World tells the story of a young man, Golden Walter, who finds himself in a strange and frightening world after being abandoned by his wife and lost at sea. The novel takes the form of Walter's quest for the visionary Maid that he sees at the beginning of his journey, and takes him from his failed marriage through temptation to fulfillment. Set in Morris's imaginative recreation of a medieval world, the novel is full of vivid imagery and surprising emotional realism
Poems & translations, 1850-1870 : together with the prose story Hand and soul by Dante Gabriel Rossetti( Book )

3 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First printed in the short-lived Pre-Raphaelite publication The Germ, Rossetti's early short story "Hand and Soul" tells the fictional story of an early Renaissance painter who is depressed by the failure of his art to improve the world. The painter has a vision that his own soul comes to him in the form of a beautiful woman and instructs him to paint her likeness. In doing so, the painter paints his own soul, by which Rossetti reveals that an artist should produce work which reflects his own emotions and imagination. "Hand and Soul" was chosen by William Morris to be re-printed by his Kelmscott Press, which produced beautiful, hand-printed books. Morris was closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelites and went on to found the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain
The tale of the Emperor Coustans and of Over sea by William Morris( Book )

1 edition published in 1894 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of William Shakespeare : printed after the original copies of Venus and Adonis, 1593, The rape of Lucrece, 1594, Sonnets, 1609, The lover's complaint by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally printed under the direction of William Morris at the Kelmscott Press
Psalmi penitentiales( Book )

6 editions published in 1894 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The works of Geoffrey Chaucer
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A bibliography of the Kelmscott PressThe Kelmscott Chaucer : a censusWe met Morris : interviews with William Morris, 1885-96