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004 - MM2
The Kelmscott Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer
Edward Burne-Jones
Basilisk Press; London, UK
1974
437mm
554pp + 192pp
Edition: #350/515
Notes: Facsimile of the original. From the Basilisk Press catalogue: "The Kelmscott Chaucer with a companion volume of previously unpublished pencil drawings made for the work by Edward Burne-Jones. Each volume is covered in pure linen specially printed for this edition by Liberty of London in William Morris's Larkspur. This pattern designed in 1874, has not been reprinted on fabric during the past hundred years. The original colourway of deep red-brown madder on a sand ground has been used for the bold floral design in this new, full-size printing. Hand stitched and bound by A. W. Lumsden, Bookbinders Ltd, Edinbourgh. The Kelmscott Chaucer printed by The John Roberts Press Ltd, London in letterpress black and red. The companion volume printed by W. S. Cowell Ltd, Ipswich in offset-lithography. Both volumes in wooden slipcase".




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