AUTHOR: CHAUCER, Geoffrey
TITLE: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer.
PUBLISHER: The Easton Press, 1978.
DESCRIPTION: DELUXE LIMITED EDITION. 1 vol., folio, 17" x 11-1/2", limited to 425 copies of which this is #294, 87 illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, bound in the deluxe binding of full white leather, cover and spine elaborately tooled in gilt and blind, raised bands, all edges gilt, includes the "Declaration of Authenticity".
CONDITION: AS NEW. Housed in the original green cloth clamshell slipcase, general rubbing to slipcase, slight damage to cloth along top edge, still VERY GOOD.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is a limited edition facsimile of the Kelmscott Press production of Chaucer's works, held by many to be the most exquisite book of printed English literature. It was originally published in 1896 by William Morris with illustrations by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. It was the final book printed by the Kelmscott Press under Morris and remains the only major effort to illustrate all of Chaucer's works. Morris had a clear goal in mind when creating this edition: "A book ornamented with pictures that are suitable for that book, and that book only, may become a work of art second to none, save a fine binding duly ornamented or a fine piece of literature."