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Founder, William Morris
William Morris. By Frederick Hollyer, 1887.
William Morris’s Typographical Adventure: A Complete Collection of the Publications of the Kelmscott Press by
Call Number: Z232.M87 D8 1959
Publication Date: 1959
The Ideal Book by
Call Number: Z116.A3 M65425 1982
Publication Date: 1982
William Morris: Master-Printer by
Call Number: Z232 M87C64 1989
Publication Date: 1989
About Kelmscott Press
- Founded in 1890 by William Morris.
- Ceased operation in 1896.
- Morris used the typeface Golden based on Nicholas Jensen's Roman type, Troy.
- Masterpiece is The Works of Geoffrey Chacer, printed in 1896.
- Morris asked Emery Walker and Sidnery Cockerell to take over the press when he died, but it was closed shortly after Morris' death.
Various Kelmscott Publications On Display
The Tale of Beowulf. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.
Degrevant. Hammersmith, England: Kelmscott Press, 1896