The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Eric Gill, Illustrator.

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1929-1931. Gil, Eric. Hardcover. Folio, 32 x 20 cm. Limited edition, copy 355 of 485 (15 copies on vellum) Printed by Moira and Robert Gibbings in Caslon Old Face on Batchelor hand-made paper with Cockerel watermark. Printed in red, black and blue. The text follows the Oxford Univ. Press edition edited by the Rev. Walter W. Skeat. Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. This work is one of the most notable produced by the Golden Cockerel Press. The plethora of Gill engravings: decorated borders, tailpieces, line-fillings, illustrations with initials are detailed in SKELTON, p.461. CHANTICLEER 63. "It should not worry anyone if he finds that the native dyed niger bindings vary in hue. Variation is a feature of all native art." We can attest the variation here is less than minimal. GILL 281. Text is exceptionally bright, clean and fresh; no markings, bookplates, etc. Orig. quarter brown niger and decorated boards. 4 vols. Teg. Near fine. Item #21393

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