Illustrated leaf from the Kelmscott Press edition of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer,
by Chaucer, Geoffrey
[London: Kelmscott Press, 1896]. First edition. Mended tear to leaf (visible on text side), some toning to paper, sewing holes visible in gutter, still about very good and quite presentable. Page 425/426 from "The Legend of Goode Wimmin" with Edward Burne-Jones' woodcut illustration for the beginning of The Legend of Dido, with large decorative initial and elaborate floral boarder on verso; text on recto printed in 2 columns in black and red with 6 small decorative initials. 42 x 29 cm
Beautiful illustrated leaf from the Kelmscott Chaucer - the highest achievment of William Morris' Kelmscott Press and one of the most acclaimed printed books of any era. (Inventory #: 21589)
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