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Kelmscott Press

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Works: 555 works in 878 publications in 3 languages and 14,012 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Fiction  Legends  Autographs  Paraphrases  Fantasy fiction, English  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Bibliography 
Roles: Printer, Publisher, Book producer, Other, Author
Classifications: PR1851, 821.17
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Most widely held works about Kelmscott Press
 
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Most widely held works by Kelmscott Press
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 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by the way by William Morris( Book )

3 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 206 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 )

4 editions published between 1898 and 1969 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and held by 182 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 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1892 and 1893 in English and held by 142 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 )

5 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plot: "Stolen as a child and raised in the wood of Evilshaw as servant to a witch, Birdalone ultimately escapes in her captress's magical boat, in which she travels to a succession of strange and wonderful islands. Among these is the Isle of Increase Unsought, an island cursed with boundless production, which Morris intended as a parallel of contemporary Britain and a vehicle for his socialistic beliefs. Equally radical, during much of the first quarter of the novel, Birdalone is naked, a highly unusual detail in Victorian fiction. She is occasionally assisted out of jams by Habundia, her lookalike fairy godmother. She encounters three maidens who are held prisoner by another witch. They await deliverance by their lovers, the three paladins of the Castle of the Quest. Birdalone is clad by the maidens and seeks out their heroes, and the story goes into high gear as they set out to rescue the women. Ultimately, one lady is reunited with her knight, another finds a new love when her knight is killed, and the last is left to mourn as her champion throws her over for Birdalone."--Wikipedia
Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris( Book )

5 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Sundering Flood by William Morris( Book )

4 editions published between 1897 and 1898 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sundering Flood, among the last of Morris's works, was published in 1897, after his death. The beautiful prose and rich use of language are typical of Morris and fill the reader with a sense of awe and wonder. The "flood" of the title is nothing less than a river, metaphorically as well as literally dividing two lovers. And there is the fantastic, too: dwarf folk, a magic sword, and an ageless warrior to mentor the hero. All told, a delightful story certain to appeal to all lovers of classic fantasy. "C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien both acknowledged the influence of William Morris."
The tale of Beowulf( Book )

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

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
Works by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

6 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains an introduction to the life of Chaucer, the Canterbury Tales, short poems, and his other works along with explanatory notes and textual notes, a glossary, and a proper name index
Maud : a monodrama by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson( Book )

3 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the friendship of Amis and Amile by William Morris( Book )

4 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 wood beyond the world by William Morris( Book )

5 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 110 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
The tale of the Emperor Coustans and of Over sea by William Morris( Book )

1 edition published in 1894 in English and held by 109 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 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spine title: Shakespeare's poems
Psalmi penitentiales( Book )

7 editions published in 1894 in 3 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kelmscott Press

Kerumusukotto Puresu

Londres (GB)

ケルムスコット プレス

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