A Check-list of Kelmscott Press Publications

As part of my practicum project working with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Kelmscott Press collection, I created this check-list. It was used in my lecture at the public events I organized, and can accompany the exhibit-in-a-box I curated.

1. The Story of the Glittering Plain by William Morris
Dated 4 April, Issued 8 May 1891
Sold by Reeves & Turner

2. Poems by the Way by William Morris
Dated 24 September, Issued 20 October 1891
Sold by Reeves & Turner

3. The Love-Lyrics and Songs of Proteus by Wilfred Scawen Blunt
Dated 26 January, Issued 27 February 1892
Sold by Reeves & Turner

4. The Nature of Gothic: A Chapter of the Stones of Venice by John Ruskin
Dated 15 February, Issued 22 March 1892
Published by George Allen

5. The Defence of Guenevere, and other poems by William Morris
Dated 2 April, Issued 18 May 1892
Sold by Reeves & Turner

6. A Dream of John Ball; and, A King’s Lesson by William Morris
Dated 13 May, Issued 24 September 1892
Sold by Reeves & Turner

7. The Golden Legend by Jacobus de Varagine
Translated by William Caxton, Edited by F. S. Ellis
3 volumes
Dated 12 September, Issued 3 November 1892
Published by Bernard Quaritch

8. The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye by Raoul Lefèvre
Translated by William Caxton, Edited by H. Halliday Sparling
2 volumes
Dated 14 October, Issued 24 November 1892
Sold by Bernard Quaritch

9. Biblia Innocentium: Being the Story of God’s Chosen People before the Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ upon Earth, written anew for children by J. W. Mackail
Dated 22 October, Issued 9 Dec 1892
Sold by Reeves & Turner

10. The History of Reynard the Foxe
Translated by William Caxton, Edited by H. Halliday Sparling
Dated 15 December 1891, Issued 25 January 1893
Published by Bernard Quaritch

11. The Poems of William Shakespeare, Printed after the Original Copies of Venus and Adonia, 1593. The Rape of Lucrece, 1594. Sonnets, 1609. The Lover’s Complaint.
Edited by F. S. Ellis
Dated 17 January, Issued 13 February 1893
Sold by Reeves & Turner

12. News from Nowhere: or, An Epoch of Rest, Being Some Chapters from a Utopian Romance by William Morris
Issued 24 March 1893
Sold by Reeves & Turner

13. The Order of Chivalry by Ramon Llull
Translated by William Caxton, Edited by F. S. Ellis
Dated 10 November 1892, Issued 12 April 1893
& L’Ordene de Chevalrie
Translated by William Morris
Dated 24 February 1893, Issued 12 April 1893
Sold by Reeves & Turner

14. The Life of Thomas Wolsey, cardinal, archbishop of York by George Cavendish
Edited by F. S. Ellis
Dated 30 March, Issued 3 May 1893
Sold by Reeves & Turner

15. The History of Godefrey of Boloyne and of the conquest of Ierusalem
Edited by H. Halliday Sparling
Dated 27 April, Issued 24 May 1893
Published by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press

16. Utopia by Thomas More
Edited by F. S. Ellis
Dated 4 August, Issued 8 September 1893
Sold by Reeves & Turner

17. Maud, a Monodrama by Alfred Tennyson
Dated 11 August, Issued 30 September 1893
Published by Macmillan & Co.

18. Gothic Architecture: A Lecture for the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society by William Morris
Printed at the New Gallery during the Arts and Crafts Exhibition in October and November, 1893

19. Sidonia the Sorceress by William Morris
Translated by Francesca Speranza Lady Wilde
Issued 1 November 1893
Published by William Morris

20. Ballads and Narrative Poems by Dante Gabriel Rosetti
Dated 14 October, Issued in November 1893
Published by Ellis & Elvey

20a. Sonnets and Lyrical Poems by Dante Gabriel Rosetti
Dated 20 February, Issued 21 April 1894
Published by Ellis & Elvey

21. Of King Florus and the Fair Jehane
Translated by William Morris
Dated 16 December, Issued 28 December 1893
Published by William Morris

22. The Story of the Glittering Plain, which has also been called the Land of the Living Men or The Acre of the Undying by William Morris
Dated 13 January, Issued 17 February 1894
Sold by William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press

23. Of the Friendship of Amis and Amile by William Morris
Dated 13 March, Issued 4 April 1894
Published by William Morris

24. The Poems of John Keats
Edited by F. S. Ellis
Dated 7 March, Issued 8 May 1894
Published by William Morris

25. Atalanta in Calydon: A Tragedy by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Dated 4 May, Issued 24 July 1894
Published by William Morris

26. The Tale of the Emperor Coustans and of Over Sea
Translated by William Morris
Dated 30 August, Issued 26 September 1894
Published by William Morris

27. The Wood beyond the World by William Morris
Dated 30 May, Issued 16 October 1894
Sold by William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press

28. The Book of Wisdom and Lies by Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani
Translated by Oliver Wardrop
Finished 29 September, Issued 29 October1894
Published by Bernard Quaritch

29. The poetical works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
Edited by F. S. Ellis
3 volumes
Vol. I: Issued 29 November 1894
Vol. II: 25 March 1895
Vol. III: Dated 21 August
All: Issued 28 November 1895
Published by William Morris

30. Psalmi Penitentiales
Edited by F. S. Ellis
Dated 15 November, Issued 10 December 1894
Published by William Morris

31. Epistola de contemptu mundi di frate Hieronymo da Ferrara dellordine de frati predicatori la quale manda ad Elena Buonaccorsi sua madre, per consolarla della morte del fratello, suo zio by Girolamo Savonarola
Dated 30 November, Issued 12 December 1894
“Was not for sale in the ordinary way” (Sydney Cockerell)

32. The Tale of Beowulf
Translated by William Morris and A. J. Wyatt
Dated 10 January, Issued 2 Feb 1895
Published by William Morris

33. Syr Perecyvelle of Gales
Dated 16 February, Issued 2 May 1895
Published by William Morris

34. The Life and Death of Jason, a Poem by William Morris
Dated 25 May, Issued 5 July 1895
Published by William Morris

35. Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris
2 volumes
Dated 25 July, Issued 25 September 1895
Published by William Morris

36. Hand and Soul by Dante Gabriel Rosetti
Dated 24 October, Issued 12 December 1895
Co-published with Way & Williams of Chicago

37. Poems Chosen out of the Works of Robert Herrick
Edited by F. S. Ellis
Dated 21 November, Issued 6 February 1896
Published by William Morris

38. Poems Chosen out of the Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Edited by F. S. Ellis
Dated 5 February, Issued 12 April 1896
Published by William Morris

39. The Well at the World’s End by William Morris
Dated 2 March, Issued 4 June 1896
Sold by William Morris

40. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, now newly imprinted
Edited by F. S. Ellis
Dated 8 May, Issued 26 June 1893
Published by William Morris

41. The Earthly Paradise by William Morris
8 volumes
Vol. I: Dated 7 May, Issued 24 July 1896
Vol. II: Dated 24 June, Issued 17 September 1896
Vol. III: Dated 24 August, Issued 5 December 1896
Vol. IV: Dated 25 November 1896, Issued 22 January 1897
Vol. V: Finished 24 December 1896, Issued 9 March 1897
Vol. VI: Finished 18 February, Issued 11 May 1897
Vol. VII: Finished 17 March, Issued 29 July 1897
Vol. VIII: Finished 10 June, Issued 27 September 1897
Published by William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press

42. Laudes Beatae Mariae Virginis
Edited by Sydney C. Cockerell
Dated 7 July, Issued 7 August 1896
Published by William Morris

43. The Floure and the Leafe, & The Book of Cupid, God of Love, or The Cuckow and the Nightingale
Edited by F. S. Ellis
Dated 21 August, Issued 2 November 1896
Published at the Kelmscott Press

44. The Shepheardes Calender: Conteyning Twelve Æglogues, Proportionable to the Twelve Monethes by Edmund Spencer
Edited by F. S. Ellis
Dated 14 October, Issued 26 November 1896
Published at the Kelmscott Press

45. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
Dated 1 April, Issued 29 July 1897
Published at the Kelmscott Press

46. Two Trial Pages of the Projected Edition of Lord Berner’s Translation of Froissart’s Chronicles

47. Sire Degrevaunt
Edited by F. S. Ellis
Dated 14 March, Issued 12 November 1897
Published at the Kelmscott Press

48. Syr Ysambrace
Edited by F. S. Ellis
Dated 14 July, Issued 11 November 1897
Published at the Kelmscott Press

49. Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century
Edited by Sydney C. Cockerell
Dated 15 December 1897, Issued 6 January 1898
Published at the Kelmscott Press

50. The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs by William Morris
Dated 19 January, Issued 25 February 1898
Published at the Kelmscott Press

51. The Sundering Flood by William Morris
Dated 15 November 1897, Issued 25 February 1898
Published at the Kelmscott Press

52. Love Is Enough, or The Freeing of Pharamond: A Morality by William Morris
Dated 11 December 1897, Issued 24 March 1898
Published at the Kelmscott Press

53. Note by William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press. Together with a Short Description of the Press by S. C. Cockerell, & An Annotated List of the books Printed Thereat
Dated 4 March, Issued 24 March 1898
Published at the Kelmscott Press

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