The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer Cockerel Press Folio Society 2010

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The Canterbury Tales Cockerel Press Edition

A landmark of English poetry, The Canterbury Tales has appeared in many illustrated editions. This one, illustrated by Eric Gill, is among the most remarkable. The Canterbury Tales is a glorious expression of Eric Gill’s genius. In this varied, vibrant work, Gill displayed his artistic versatility, and succeeded in marrying the illuminated manuscript tradition with a Modernist aesthetic.

Commentary essay by Peter Holliday quarter-bound in buckram and Merida Graphite

Features;

  • Folio Society Limited Edition No. 1538 of 1980
  • Publisher Folio Society, London; 2010
  • Bound in full leather, Blocked in 24-carat gold with a design featuring Eric Gill’s engravings around a blind-blocked frame, Gilding on all three book edges, Black satin ribbon marker, Presented in a buckram-bound solander box with gold blocking on the spine, 768pp
  • Superbly Illustrated by Eric Gill
  • Size 320 x 195mm, 5.5kg

Condition: Fine – Superb Unmarked Copy

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Weight 5.5 kg

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