Royal folio. Perch paper. Leaf size: 425 x 292 mm. 87 woodcut illustrations after Sir Edward Burne-Jones, redrawn by Robert Catterson-Smith and cut by W. H. Hooper, woodcut title-page, 14 variously repeated full-page woodcut borders on 117 pages, 18 variously repeated woodcut frames around illustrations, 26 19-line woodcut initial words, numerous three-, six-, and ten-line and smaller woodcut initial letters, and woodcut printer’s device, all designed by William Morris and cut by C. E. Keates, W. H. Hooper, and W. Spielmeyer. Printed in black and red in Chaucer type, the titles of longer poems printed in Troy type. Double columns. Edited by F. S. Ellis. Printing completed: 8 May 1896. Published: 20 June 1896. Collation: 2°: a4 b-c4 d8 (±d.4.5) e-l8 [m]8 n-2m8 2n6. 282 leaves, pp. [4] [i] ii [2] [=8] [1] 2-554 [2] [=556]. Covers: blue paper and half Holland, with beige linen spine with paper label affixed; endpapers: laid paper; slip case: dark green buckram over boards with felt interior, red leather labels with gold-tooled lettering.
Details
Title
The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, now Newly Imprinted
Artist Life
1834 - 1896
Role
Designer
Accession Number
B.67.1dup
Provenance
(Sold to Leslie by unknown vendor, London, England, c. 1952); Frank P. Leslie, Wayzata, Minn., c. 1952-67; given to MIA, 1967.
Catalogue Raisonne
Franklin, p.192; Sparling 40; Tomkinson 40; PMM 367; Huntington Library (Great Books in Great Editions) 24; Needham 101A; Peterson A40; Ransom (Private Presses) 40; Garvey 45; Ray 258; Walsdorf 40; V & A 9
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Royal folio. Perch paper. Leaf size: 425 x 292 mm. 87 woodcut illustrations after Sir Edward Burne-Jones, redrawn by Robert Catterson-Smith and cut by W. H. Hooper, woodcut title-page, 14 variously repeated full-page woodcut borders on 117 pages, 18 variously repeated woodcut frames around illustrations, 26 19-line woodcut initial words, numerous three-, six-, and ten-line and smaller woodcut initial letters, and woodcut printer’s device, all designed by William Morris and cut by C. E. Keates, W. H. Hooper, and W. Spielmeyer. Printed in black and red in Chaucer type, the titles of longer poems printed in Troy type. Double columns. Edited by F. S. Ellis. Printing completed: 8 May 1896. Published: 20 June 1896. Collation: 2°: a4 b-c4 d8 (±d.4.5) e-l8 [m]8 n-2m8 2n6. 282 leaves, pp. [4] [i] ii [2] [=8] [1] 2-554 [2] [=556]. Covers: blue paper and half Holland, with beige linen spine with paper label affixed; endpapers: laid paper; slip case: dark green buckram over boards with felt interior, red leather labels with gold-tooled lettering.