KELMSCOTT PRESS CHAUCER (GEOFFREY) The Works

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Lot 263
KELMSCOTT PRESS
CHAUCER (GEOFFREY) The Works

Sold for £ 26,290 (US$ 34,841) inc. premium
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, publisher's holland-backed boards, printed label on spine, preserved in purpose-made pig-skin backed solander box, a fine copy [Pedersen A40], folio, 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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