Tag Archives: Kelmscott Press

¶ Caxton — History of Godefrey of Boloyne (1893)

February 10, 2017

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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.

Provenance: William Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased August 1897). — Marsden Perry. — C. C. Kalbfleisch. — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress, Rosenwald Collection (D152.G783 1893 copy 2) [gift from Rosenwald].

Reference: Bibliography, A15.

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¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1892)

January 18, 2017

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

Presentation copy to Jane Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 479 (part; bought in for £12 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Bibliography, A6.

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¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1892)

January 18, 2017

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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. Evans. — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress (PR5079.D8 1892, copy 2) [gift from Rosenwald].

Reference: Bibliography, A6.

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

December 7, 2016

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

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 487 (part; sold for £1 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Bibliography A39.

Digital version: Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf.

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¶ Morris — Gothic architecture (1893)

November 9, 2016

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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. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris loosely inserted.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman. — Estelle Doheny. — St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo, Calif.). — Doheny sale, part 6, Christie (New York), 19 May 1989, lot 2303 (estimate $700–$1,000). — Unlocated.

Reference: Bibliography, A18.

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

July 5, 2016

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

Inscribed “to Jenny from William Morris with best love May 23rd 1896.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A39.

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¶ Morris — Life and death of Jason (1895)

July 5, 2016

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Morris, William. The life and death of Jason: a poem. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Inscribed “to Jenny with WM’s best love June 29th 1895.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A34.

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¶ Morris — Child Christopher (1895)

July 5, 2016

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Morris, William. Child Christopher and Goldilind the fair. 2 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Inscribed “to Jenny With WMs’ [sic] best love Kelmscott September 11th 1895.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A35.

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¶ Laudes beatae Mariae Virginis (1896)

July 5, 2016

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Laudes beatae Mariae Virginis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Since the book was published on 7 August 1896, two months before Morris’s death (3 October), Jenny Morris’s copy may well have come from him, but there is no inscription, probably because by then he was very ill.

Provenance: Morris (?). — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A42.

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¶ Jacobus, de Voragine — Golden legend (1892)

July 5, 2016

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Jacobus, de Voragine. The golden legend. Trans. William Caxton and ed. F. S. Ellis. 3 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Inscribed “To Jenny With WM’s best love October 28th 1892.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A7.

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¶ Chaucer — Works (1896)

July 5, 2016

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Chaucer, Geoffrey. The works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Inscribed “to Jenny With WM’s best love June 6th 1896.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A40.

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¶ Blunt — Love-lyrics and songs of Proteus (1892)

July 5, 2016

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Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen. The love-lyrics and songs of Proteus. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

No inscription or mark of ownership.

Provenance: Morris (?). — Jenny Morris (?). — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A3.

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¶ Shakespeare — Poems (1893)

July 2, 2016

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Shakespeare, William. The Poems of William Shakespeare. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Inscribed “to Jenny With WM’s best love Feb: 17th 1893.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum
[bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A11.

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¶ Keats — Poems (1894)

July 2, 2016

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Keats, John. Poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “To Jenny With WM’s best love May 8th 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum
[bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A24.

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¶ Ellis — Psalmi penitentiales (1894)

July 2, 2016

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Ellis, F. S., ed. Psalmi penitentiales. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “to Jenny With WM’s best love Dec: 8th 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A30.

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¶ Chrétien, de Troyes — Syr Perecyvelle of Gales (1895)

July 1, 2016

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Chrétien, de Troyes. Syr Perecyvelle of Gales. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Inscribed “to Jenny With WM’s best love May 3rd 1895.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A33.

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¶ Coleridge — Poems (1896)

July 1, 2016

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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Poems chosen out of the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Inscribed “to Jenny from WM with best love April 2nd 1896.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum
[bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A38.

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¶ Savonarola — Epistola de contemptu mundi (1894)

July 1, 2016

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Savonarola, Girolamo. Epistola de contemptu mundi di frate Hieronymo da Ferrara dellordine de frati predicatori la quale manda. Ed. Charles Fairfax Murray. London: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “to Jenny With Wm’s best love Jan: 29th 1895.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A31.

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¶ Ellis — Sire Degrevaunt (1896)

July 1, 2016

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Ellis, F. S., ed. Sire Degrevaunt. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

No inscription (just Jenny Morris’s initials on endpaper), but possibly a presentation copy from her father.

Provenance: Morris (?). — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A47.

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¶ Caxton — History of Godefroy of Boloyne (1893)

July 1, 2016

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Caxton, William, trans. The history of Godefroy of Boloyne and of the conquest of Iherusalem. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Inscribed “To Jenny Morris from WM with best love In April 1893 (but this was written on March 6th. 1894).”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A15.

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¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1892)

July 1, 2016

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

Inscribed “to Jenny with WM’s best love Oct 28th 1892.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum
[bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A6.

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¶ Clanvowe — Floure and the leafe (1896)

July 1, 2016

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Clanvowe, Sir Thomas. The floure and the leafe, and The boke of Cupide, god of love, or The Cuckow and the nightingale. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Published shortly before Morris’s death, so it is possible that he gave this copy to his daughter.

Provenance: Morris (?). — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A43.

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¶ Cavendish — Life of Thomas Wolsey (1893)

July 1, 2016

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Cavendish, George. The life of Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal Archbishop of York. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Inscribed “to Jenny with WM’s best love May 4th 1893.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A14.

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¶ Ruskin — Nature of gothic (1892)

July 1, 2016

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Ruskin, John. The nature of gothic: a chapter of The stones of Venice. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Inscribed “to Jenny With William Morris’ best love April 2nd 1892.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A4.

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¶ Morris — Poems by the way (1891)

July 1, 2016

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Morris, William. Poems by the way. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1891.

Inscribed “to Jenny Morris with William Morris best love. Kelmscott Nov: 1891.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A2.

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¶ Morris — Defence of Guenevere (1892)

July 1, 2016

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Morris, William. The defence of Guenevere, and other poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Inscribed “to Jenny from William Morris May 26th 1892.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum
[bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A5.

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¶ Rossetti — Hand and soul (1895)

July 1, 2016

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Hand and Soul. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Inscribed “to Jenny with WM’s best love Dec: 22nd 1895.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum
[bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A36.

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¶ Morris — Gothic architecture (1893)

June 9, 2016

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

Inscribed “to Jenny with William Morris’ best love. December 4th 1893.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A18.

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¶ Meinhold — Sidonia the sorceress (1893)

June 9, 2016

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Meinhold, Wilhelm. Sidonia the sorceress. Trans. Francesca Speranza, Lady Wilde. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Inscribed “to Jenny with William Morris’ best love Nov: 19th 1893.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A19.

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¶ Lull — Order of chivalry (1893)

June 9, 2016

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Lull, Ramón. The order of chivalry. Trans. William Caxton. Ed. F. S. Ellis. [and] L’Ordene de chevalerie. Trans. William Morris. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Inscribed “to Jenny from William Morris April 8th 1893.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A13.

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¶ Caxton — History of Reynard the foxe (1893)

June 9, 2016

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Caxton, William, trans. The history of Reynard the foxe. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Inscribed “to Jenny Morris from William Morris January 17th 1893.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A8.

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¶ Morris — Wood beyond the world (1894)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William. The wood beyond the world. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “to Jenny from William Morris with best love November 23rd 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A27.

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¶ Morris — Tale of the Emperor Coustans (1894)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William, trans. The tale of the Emperor Coustans and of over sea. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “to Jenny With WMs best love Kelmscott Oct: 18th 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A26.

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¶ Morris — Tale of King Florus (1894)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William, trans. The tale of King Florus and the fair Jehane. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Inscribed “to Jenny With William Morris’ best love December 23rd 1893.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A21.

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¶ Morris — Of the friendship of Amis and Amile (1894)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William, trans. Of the friendship of Amis and Amile. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “to Jenny With WM’s best love April 4th 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A23.

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¶ Morris — Tale of Beowulf (1895)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William, and A. J. Wyatt, trans. The tale of Beowulf. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Inscribed “to Jenny with W.M.’s best love February 5th 1895.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A32.

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¶ Morris — Earthly Paradise (1896–97)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William. The earthly paradise. 8 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896–97.

Signed “Jenny Morris” on endpaper. The first three volumes were probably given to her by her father.

Provenance: Morris (?). — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A41.

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¶ Swinburne — Atalanta in Calydon (1894)

June 8, 2016

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Swinburne, Algernon C. Atalanta in Calydon. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Inscribed “Dec: 3rd 1894 to Jenny With WM’s best love.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A25.

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¶ Morris — Story of the glittering plain (1894)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William. The story of the glittering plain. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “To Jenny from WM with best love Feb: 13th 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A22.

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¶ Morris — Story of the glittering plain (1891)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William. The story of the glittering plain. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1891.

Inscribed “to Jenny from William Morris With best love Folkestone June 8th 1891.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A1.

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¶ Morris — News from nowhere (1892)

June 8, 2016

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Morris, William. News from nowhere. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Inscribed “to Jenny from William Morris with best love May 23rd. 1893.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A12.

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¶ Rossetti — Sonnets and lyrical poems (1894)

June 8, 2016

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Sonnets and lyrical poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “to Jenny with William Morris best love April 26th 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum
[bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A20a.

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¶ Rossetti — Ballads and narrative poems (1893)

June 8, 2016

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Ballads and narrative poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Inscribed “to Jenny from William Morris with best love.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A20.

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¶ Tennyson — Maud (1893)

June 8, 2016

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Tennyson, Alfred. Maud: a monodrama. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Inscribed “to Jenny with William Morris’ best love Nov: 19th 1893.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A17.

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¶ Shelley — Poetical works (1894-95)

June 8, 2016

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Shelley, Percy Bysshe. The poetical works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. 3 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894–95.

Inscribed “to Jenny Dec: 3rd 1894 With WM’s best love.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A29.

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¶ Morris — Odyssey (1887)

March 22, 2016

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Morris, William, trans. The Odyssey of Homer. London: Reeves and Turner, 1887.

The Kelmscott Press printer’s device used in smaller books (Bibliography, p. xxxiii, no. 1) is affixed to the pastedown in lieu of a bookplate, and below it is a handwritten note: “From the Kelmscott Press Library.”

Provenance: Morris. — John M. Crawford, Jr. — Morgan Library (076884) [gift from Crawford, 1975].

Reference: LeMire, p. 113.

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¶ Morris — Story of the glittering plain (1891)

February 16, 2016

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Morris, William. The story of the glittering plain. London: Reeves and Turner, 1891.

Marked and corrected by Morris as copy for the Kelmscott Press edition (1894) of the work.

Provenance: Morris. — Robert Proctor. — John M. Crawford. — Morgan Library (076912) [gift from Crawford, 1975].

Reference: Bibliography, A2.

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¶ Morris — Story of the Glittering plain (1894)

July 21, 2015

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Morris, William. The story of the glittering plain. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Illustrated by Walter Crane. Inscribed “to May from William Morris March 15th 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: Bibliography, A22.

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¶ Morris — Tale of Beowulf (1895)

July 21, 2015

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Morris, William, and A. J. Wyatt, trans. The tale of Beowulf. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Inscribed “To May with WM’s best love Feb 7th 1895.”

Provenance: Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: Bibliography, A32.

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¶ Morris — Wood beyond the world (1894)

July 21, 2015

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Morris, William. The wood beyond the world. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Frontispiece by Edward Burne-Jones. Inscribed “to May from William Morris with best love October 20th 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: Bibliography, A27.

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