William Morris Archive

The Story of Frithiof the Bold


Bibliographic Citation

William Morris, translator, “The Story of Frithiof the Bold,” William Morris Archive, accessed July 5, 2022, https://morrisarchive.lib.uiowa.edu/items/show/2474.

Title

The Story of Frithiof the Bold

Creator

William Morris, translator

Date

c. 1873
completed 1907

Publisher

Wormsley Library

Subject

medieval Iceland
saga
heroism

Coverage

Middle ages
Iceland

Extent

ff. 1-11
ff. 17-22
ff. 27-44

Description

Calligraphic manuscript on paper, two columns, written and designed by William Morris in an upright roman miniscule with flowery headings, ornaments and tailpieces.
Translated by William Morris from the Icelandic (the text was published in 1871). This is one of some twenty-one calligraphic manuscripts started between 1870 and 1875; most remain unfinished.