The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

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Author

Chaucer, Geoffrey

Illustrator

Gill, Eric

Publisher

The Golden Cockerel Press

Reference

437

Four volumes complete - Volume One - [4], 150pp, [2]; Volume Two - [4], 188pp, [2]; Volume Three - [4], 196pp, [2] and Volume Four - [4], 218pp, [4]. Original publishers quarter morocco and paper over boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, title and author lettered direct in gilt to second panel, volume number to third, t.e.g. Very light white marking to top panel of second and fourth volumes, slightly browned to board edges, corners slightly worn, spines slightly darkened. Internally the page edges are lightly browned, but otherwise clean and bright. Limited edition of five hundred copies, this is number four hundred and seventy-three. Now housed in two velvet lined cloth drop back boxes, with paper (designed by John Buckland Wright) sides, with title in gilt to spines, made by Temple Bookbinders. Published between 1929 and 1931, bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, this book, with Gill's wonderful borders, is regarded as one of the finest productions of any private press. Chanticleer 63

Size

Folio

Condition

Good+

Jacket Condition

No Jacket (as Issued)

Binding

Hardback

Book Type

Limited Edition

Publish Place

Waltham Saint Lawrence

Publish Year

1929

Edition

First Thus