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¶ Ellis — Syr Perecyvelle of Gales (1895)

Ellis, F. S., ed. Syr Perecyvelle of Gales. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

May Morris’s vellum copy, illuminated by Edmund Reuter.

Provenance: Morris (?). — May Morris. 14 more words

19th Cent.

The Romance of Morien

My latest Kelmscott-style reprint from Rossignol Books is now available! The Romance of Morien, as translated by Jessie Weston. Morien is from Middle Dutch, written in verse around the 1200’s, as part of the massive Lancelot Compilation, a sprawling four-volume work which as it stands includes nine complete romances and the end of a tenth, and possibly used to have more in the now-lost first volume. 225 more words

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¶ Caxton — History of Godefrey of Boloyne (1893)

Caxton, William, trans. The history of Godefrey of Boloyne. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in. 29 more words

19th Cent.

¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1892)

Morris, William. A dream of John Ball, and A king’s lesson. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Vellum copy. Morris signature and book label.

Provenance: Morris. — Frederick R. 16 more words

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¶ Morris — Well at the world’s end (1896)

Morris, William. The well at the world’s end. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. 21 more words


¶ Morris — Gothic architecture (1893)

Morris, William. Gothic architecture: a lecture for the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897, S. 33 more words


William Morris and the Kelmscott Press

The Arts and Crafts Movement initially began in England during the mid 19th century. This movement challenged the aesthetics of the Victoria Era and showed a newfound appreciation for the decorative arts (“Arts and Crafts Movement”). 322 more words