The Canterbury Tales. With Wood Engravings by Eric Gill. Geoffrey Chaucer.
The Canterbury Tales. With Wood Engravings by Eric Gill.
The Canterbury Tales. With Wood Engravings by Eric Gill.
The Canterbury Tales. With Wood Engravings by Eric Gill.
(Golden Cockerel Press)

The Canterbury Tales. With Wood Engravings by Eric Gill.

Gill, Eric (illus.)

Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1929-1931. Four quarto volumes. 151; 189; 197; 219pp. One of 485 copies printed in red, black, and blue on handmade paper. Illustrated on every page with wood engravings by Gill, including leafy borders with figures, vignettes, and decorated initials. All of these are beautifully described by Colin Franklin as "affectionate and cheeky, erotic, enjoyable and relevant, decorative and explanatory, a balance of taste and eye." Bound in original morocco-backed patterned paper boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Rubbing and light bumps to some corners, spines of volumes 1, 2, and 4 show uniform fading. Few light scuffs to spine of volume 4. Boards are bright and spines are evenly colored. Overall, a near fine copy of a landmark press book that is seldom encountered without flaws. T.e.g. Bookplate. Item #27665

(Chanticleer 63; Gill 281; Franklin, The Private Presses, p. 144).

Price: $10,500.00

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