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William Morris Socialist Diary

Florence S. Boos, editor. William Morris's Socialist Diary. Journeyman Press, 1985.
Paperback, $10.00

Morris's only extended diary records his activities and opinions or art and politics during early 1885, in the first months of the Socialist League. Fully annotated with an index of persons.


, The Design of William Morris' Earthly Paradise

Florence S. Boos, The Design of William Morris' Earthly Paradise. Edwin Mellen Press, 1991.
Cloth, $40.00

The fullest assessment to date of Morris's longest and most structurally complex poem, explaining its thematic patterns and the development of its ideas.


Socialism and the Literary Artistry of William Morris

Florence S. Boos and Carole Silver, editors, Socialism and the Literary Artistry of William Morris. University of Missouri Press, 1990.
Cloth, $20.00

Essays on Morris's later socialist writings, including “The Pilgrims of Hope,” Chants for Socialists, News from Nowhere, and the late romances.


The Book That Never Was.

Joseph R. Dunlap, The Book That Never Was. Oriole Editions, 1971.
Cloth, $20.00

A full account of the designs created by Morris and Burne-Jones for a projected jointly illustrated Earthly Paradise, important for understanding the origins of the later Kelmscott Press.


The After-Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's The Story of Sigurd the Volsung.

John Hollow, editor, The After-Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's The Story of Sigurd the Volsung. William Morris Society, 1978.
Paperback, $15.00

The only collection of essays on Morris's great Scandinavian poem, important for understanding its Icelandic references and complex design.


May Morris, The Introductions to the Collected Works of William Morris

May Morris, The Introductions to the Collected Works of William Morris, edited by Joseph R. Dunlap. Oriole Editions, 1973.
Cloth, 2 volumes. $30.00

Invaluable biographical account and reference even for those who own The Collected Works of William Morris, as it includes several indexes.


William Morris, Our Country Right or Wrong

William Morris, Our Country Right or Wrong: A Critical Edition, edited by Florence S. Boos. William Morris Society, 2008.
Wrappers, $20.00

Morris's most anti-imperialist and anti-war essay, which remained unpublished until 2008, is now edited with an introduction explaining its historical context.


William Morris, The Widow's House by the Great Water

William Morris, The Widow's House by the Great Water, edited by Helen Timo. William Morris Society in the United States, 1990.
Wrappers, $15.00

This early version of The Water of the Wondrous Isles is an interesting tale in its own right.


William Morris, A Note on his Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press

William Morris, A Note on his Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press, edited by William S. Peterson. William Morris Society in the United States/Grolier Club, 1996.
Cloth backed Morris pattern boards, $35.00

Morris's important manifesto about book design, edited by the historian and bibliographer of the Kelmscott Press.


Charlotte Oberg, A Pagan Prophet, William Morris.

Charlotte Oberg, A Pagan Prophet, William Morris. University Press of Virginia, 1978.
Cloth, $15.00

Excellent thematic literary criticism explaining the themes and structure of The Earthly Paradise; a very readable book.


Carole Silver, editor, The Golden Chain: Essays on William Morris and Pre-Raphaelitism.

Carole Silver, editor, The Golden Chain: Essays on William Morris and Pre-Raphaelitism. William Morris Society in the United States, 1982.
Paperback, $20.00

Critical essays on Morris's early poems, including several on The Defence of Guenevere.


Mark Samuels Lasner, William Morris: The Collector as Creator.

Mark Samuels Lasner, William Morris: The Collector as Creator. William Morris Society in the United States/Grolier Club, 1996.
Morris pattern wrappers, $15.00

An annotated checklist, with brief introduction, of the centenary exhibition held at the Grolier Club in New York in 1996-97.


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