(Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896). Large quarto. 496 pp. One of 350 copies. Printed in red and black in Chaucer type and illustrated with four wood engravings by Edward Burne-Jones. This title bears the distinction of having been the longest in production of any Kelmscott title, with preliminary work beginning in December 1892. One of the main causes of the extended production time centered around the illustrations, which were initially to be done by Arthur Gaskin. After roughly two years and nineteen designs submitted by Gaskin that Morris deemed unsatisfactory, Burne-Jones was called upon to furnish the four wood engravings that appear here. This is a fine copy in full limp vellum, with ribbon ties. Item #32512
(Peterson A39; Sparling 39; Franklin, p.44).