The works of Geoffrey Chaucer, now newly imprinted.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400.
Upper Mall, Hammersmith, Middlesex : Kelmscott Press, 1896.
[4], ii, [2], 554, [2] pages : illustrations ; 44 cm
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Upper Mall, Hammersmith, Middlesex : Kelmscott Press, 1896.
Peterson, W.S. Kelmscott Press, A40
Sparling, H.H. Kelmscott Press, 40
Walsdorf, J.J. William Morris, 40
general note
"Besides Burne-Jones' eighty-seven pictures, it contains a full-page woodcut title, fourteen large borders, eighteen borders or frames for the pictures, and twenty-six large initial words. All of these, besides the ornamental initial letters large and small, were designed by Morris himself." Cf. Mackail, J.W. "The life of William Morris", v. 2, p. 326.
Colophon: "Here ends the Book of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by F.S. Ellis; ornamented with pictures designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and engraved on wood by W.H. Hooper. Printed by me William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the county of Middlesex. Finished on the 8th day of May, 1896. The hearty thanks of the editor and printer are due to the Reverend Professor Skeat for kindly allowing the use of his emendations to the Ellesmere ms. of the Canterbury tales, and also of his emended texts of Chaucer's other writings ..."
Edition of 425 paper copies, 13 vellum copies. Cf. Peterson.
Side notes and headings in red.
Signatures: a⁴, b-2m⁸, 2n⁶ (leaf 2n6 blank).
local note
Fisher F-11 copy: In original holland-backed blue paper boards. In an early blue levant folding case, spine lettered in gilt. With the ex libris pictorial bookplate of George Clinton Ward and the pictorial bookplate of his daughter, Louise Ward Watkins.
catalogue key
Purchase; Peter Harrington; 2015; RB318161.

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