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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