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William Morris and the Kelmscott Press

A guide to resources on William Morris available in Special Collections at Hornbake Library.

Kelmscott Press Books

The following is a comprehensive list of the 53 works printed at the Kelmscott Press.  The University of Maryland Libraries hold 34 Kelmscott Press books, indicated by call number.  

All items listed in this section include William S. Peterson's citation numbers from A Bibliography of The Kelmscott Press (SPC REF Z232.M87P44 1984). This bibliography provides additional details about the majority of Kelmscott Press materials in the William Morris Collection. Peterson divided his bibliography into five parts using the letters A through E.

Highlighted titles link to digitized copies. Some of these digitized copies were made from University of Maryland books; the rest were made from materials held by other institutions. 

Kelmscott Press Books

The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems. By William Morris. Call Number: Rare Stacks PR 5078.D4 1892. Publication Date: 1892. Peterson, W.S. Kelmscott Press A5


The Earthly Paradise.  By William Morris.  Call Number: Rare Stacks PR5075 .A1 1896. Publication Date: 1896. Peterson, W. S. Kelmscott Press A41. See Morris-related Ephemera, for the description of a work sheet originating at the Kelmscott Press, for the printing of The Earthly Paradise.


The Poems of John Keats. By John Keats. Call Number: Rare Stacks PR4830 .E94. Publication Date: 1894. Peterson, W.S. Kelmscott Press A24


The works of Geoffrey Chaucer, now newly imprinted - Geoffrey Chaucer. Call Number: Rare Oversize PR1850 1896. Publication Date: 1896. Peterson, W. S. Kelmscott Press A40