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  • The earthly paradise


  • Morris, William, 1834-1896.
  • Kelmscott Press.
  • William Morris and Kelmscott Press Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • Hammersmith : Kelmscott Press, 1896-1897.


  • Vol. 1. Prologue: The wanderers ; March: Atalanta's race ; The man born to be king -- v. 2. April: The doom of King Acrisius ; The proud king -- v. 3. May: The story of Cupid and Psyche ; The writing on the image ; June: The love of Alcestis ; The lady of the land -- v. 4. July: The son of Croesus ; The watching of the falcon ; August: Pygmalion and the image ; Ogier the Dane -- v. 5. September: The death of Paris ; The land east of the sun and west of the moon ; October: The story of Acontius and Cydippe ; The man who never laughed again -- v. 6. November: The story of Rhodope ; The lovers of Gudrun -- v. 7. December: The golden apples ; The fostering of Aslaug ; January: Bellerophon at Argos ; The ring given to Venus -- v. 8. February: Bellerophon in Lycia ; The hill of Venus ; Epilogue ; L'envoi.


  • -  Mythology, Classical--Poetry
  • -  Tales, Medieval--Adaptations
  • -  Storytelling--Poetry


  • -  A series of 24 tales in verse, 2 for each month of the year; 12 from classical sources, the other 12 from medieval Latin, French and Icelandic originals.
  • -  Limited edition of 225 copies printed on paper, 6 on vellum. Cf. Peterson.
  • -  Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 2042
  • -  Peterson, W.S. Bibliography of the Kelmscott Press, A41
  • -  Morris, Wiliam and S.C. Cockerell, Kelmscott Press, 1898, 41
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  LC copy: Original limp vellum binding.
  • -  LAC scc 2020-01-10 no edits (2 card)
  • -  LAC ecr 2020-01-29 review
  • -  LC Review of LAC Completed/Approved 2020-02-05
  • -  LAC ddw 2022-05-02 update (1 card)


  • 8 v. ; 24 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PR5075 .A1 1896a
  • PR5075 .A1 1896a Copy 2 Rosenwald collection tem 2042, printed on vellum. Original binding.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 49033990

Online Format

  • image
  • pdf
  • online text

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Morris, William, Kelmscott Press, William Morris And Kelmscott Press Collection, and Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. The Earthly Paradise. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, to 1897, 1896. Pdf.

APA citation style:

Morris, W., Kelmscott Press, William Morris And Kelmscott Press Collection & Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. (1896) The Earthly Paradise. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, to 1897. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Morris, William, et al. The Earthly Paradise. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, to 1897, 1896. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.