The Canterbury tales. With wood engravings by Eric Gill. Geoffrey Chaucer.
The Canterbury tales. With wood engravings by Eric Gill
The Canterbury tales. With wood engravings by Eric Gill
The Canterbury tales. With wood engravings by Eric Gill
The Canterbury tales. With wood engravings by Eric Gill

267 wood engravings by Eric Gill

The Canterbury tales. With wood engravings by Eric Gill

Waltham Saint Lawrence: 1929-31. Edition limited to 500 copies, this no. 457 on paper; 4 volumes, folio, numerous wood-engraved illustrations, borders and initials throughout, original morocco-backed decorative paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered spines, t.e.g., others uncut, printed by Robert & Moira Gibbings in black, with initials in red and blue, the text from the edition of the Rev. Walter W. Skeat; fine set. Sanford, Chanticleer, 63. Sister Elizabeth Marie, Eric Gill, p. 31: "Two hundred sixty-seven wood-engraved borders desiged by Gill as a setting for the 18-point Caslon Old Face has the impact of living tradition...The Gill designs blend every word and every page (printed on hand-made Batchelor paper with the cockerel watermark). This is a work of exquisite harmony." Item #49681

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