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The Kelmscott Press published fifty-two books and a set of specimen pages for Froissart's Chronicles, a book that was never completed.

William Morris had many ideas for volumes he hoped to print at the Kelmscott Press. Books already in production were completed after Morris's death in 1896; however the press was closed in 1898 after these works were completed. There were many works that Morris had hoped to print but never produced. These included Shakespeare's plays, a catalogue of William Morris's library, John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, and novels by Sir Walter Scott and Charles Dickens. A complete timeline of Morris' setting up and running of the press is available on the resources page.

To learn more about the works and translations authored by William Morris see Morris as Translator and Morris as Author.

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Medieval Literature

Laudes Beatae Mariae Virginis

 

Laudes Beatae Mariae Virginis

Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896

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The History of Godefrey of Boloyne

 

The History of Godefrey of Boloyne and of the Conquest of Iherusalem

by William of Tyre
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893

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Classics of English Literature

Maud: a Monodrama

 

Maud: a Monodrama

by Lord Alfred Tennyson
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893

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Poems chosen out of the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

Poems Chosen Out of the Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896

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The poems of John Keats

 

The Poems of John Keats

by John Keats
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894

Works of Colleagues and Contemporaries

The Love-Lyrics and Songs of Proteus

The Love-Lyrics and Songs of Proteus

by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892

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Hand and Soul

 

Hand and Soul

by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895

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