KELMSCOTT PRESS CHAUCER (GEOFFREY) The Works, ONE OF 425 COPIES
Lot 464
KELMSCOTT PRESS CHAUCER (GEOFFREY) The Works, ONE OF 425 COPIES
Sold for £23,750 (US$ 37,271) inc. premium

Lot Details
KELMSCOTT PRESS
CHAUCER (GEOFFREY) The Works, ONE OF 425 COPIES, edited by F.S. Ellis, and W.W. Skeat, printed in red and black, 87 wood-engraved illustrations designed by Edward Burne-Jones, woodcut borders, frames, ornaments and initials throughout, stitching coming loose on first gathering, occasional spotting, publisher's holland-backed boards, printed label on spine, rubbed with some loss at head and tail of spine, splitting along upper joint, label chipped with some loss [Pedersen A40], folio, Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press, 1896

Footnotes

  • The Kelmscott Chaucer, illustrated with the elaborate cycle of woodcut illustrations designed by Burne-Jones, was "recognised by all concerned, even before its publication, as the most ambitious and remarkable of the Kelmscott Press books" (Pedersen).
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