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The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, (Facsimile - Geoffrey Chaucer - 2002. [1218183]
London: Folio Society 2002 - Description: Folio Society, London, 2002. Splendidly bound in full cream Nigerian goatskin,elaborately lettered and decorated in gilt. Housed in a sturdy navy blue cloth clamshell box with a cream gilt lettered leather label on the spine. Top edge gilt. With two blue ribbon markers. A superb production of this elephant folio: The paper, Oxenford twin-wire laid was specially made at James Cropper Mill at Burneside in Cumbria and supplied by John Purcell Paper. The binding design was redrawn by David Eccles from a copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer bound by T. J. Cobden-Sandersen at the Doves Bindery in 1900. The binding of this edition was executed by Smith Settle at Otley, Yorkshire, in full Nigerian goatskin, with handmade laid endpapers from the Fabriano Mill, Italy. One of 1010 copies of which this is #335. This is a facsimile edition of the greatest publication of William Morris' Kelmscott Press, referred to as the "Kelmscott Chaucer" and one of the wonders of publishing of the late 19th and early 20th century. This volume has been beautifully executed. Included is a booklet with an essay by William Peterson in which he mentions that this edition was based on the Basilisk Press facsimile of 1975, considered the best facsimiles. Facsimile Edition, issued in 1010 copies, of which 1,000 were for sale; this is #335. Condition Report Externally Spine – fine condition – with only the slightest wear to the edges of 4 raised bands. Joints – fine condition – as above. Corners – fine condition. Boards – fine condition – bright gilt and unmarked rear board. Page edges – fine condition. Clamshell slipcase – good to very good condition – bumped to the corners and with whitening to the rear, corner and side. A 'scar' to the front of the cloth on the spine of the slipcase - see photos. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – fine condition. Front paste down – fine condition. Front free end paper – fine condition. Title – fine condition. Pages – fine condition. Binding – nice and tight. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 2002. Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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