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The works of Geoffrey Chaucer, now newly imprinted /
[edited by F. S. Ellis; ornamented with pictures designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and engraved on wood by W. H. Hooper]
|Main Creator:||Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400.|
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Upper Mall, Hammersmith, Middlesex : Kelmscott Press, 1896.
Statement of responsibility and publication information from the colophon, which reads "Here ends the Book of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by F.S. Ellis; ornamented with pictures designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and engraved on wood by W.H. Hooper. Printed by me, William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the county of Middlesex. Finished on the 8th day of May, 1896. The hearty thanks of the editor and printer are due to the Reverend Professor Skeat for kindly allowing the use of his emendations to the Ellesmere mss. of the Canterbury tales, and also of his emended texts of Chaucer's other writings."
"Besides Burne-Jones' eighty-seven pictures, it contains a full-page woodcut title, fourteen large borders, eighteen borders or frames for the pictures, and twenty-six large initial words. All of these, besides the ornamental initial letters large and small, were designed by Morris himself"--The life of William Morris by J.W. Mackail, v. 2, page 326.
Inscribed on sheet pasted inside back cover: "To W. B. Yeats / For June 13. 1905. From / [in column form] S.C. Cockerell, Edmund Gosse, A. H. Bullen, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, A. E. Horniman, Will Rothenstein, Augusta Gregory, Robert Gregory, E. Montgomery, Maurice Baring, Elkin Mathews, Castletown, John Masefield, Arthur Symons, Charles Ricketts, C. H. Shannon, Gilbert Murray, C. E. Lawrence, Una Birch, Hugh P. Lane, William Orpen, John Quinn, A. Sullivan, R. C. Trevelayan, Millicent Sutherland, John Shaw-Taylor.
Limited edition of 425 paper copies, and 13 vellum copies. This is a paper copy.
First two leaves blank, but for signatures; final leaf blank.
Text in Chaucer type with titles of longer poems in Troy type; shoulder notes and titles in red.
According to Peterson (p. xxvii), the copytext for the Canterbury tales was based on the Ellesmere ms. as published in 'A six-text print of Chaucer's Canterbury tales,' edited by F.J. Furnivall (1866-1877); copy text for the other works were taken almost verbatim from W.W. Skeat's edition of 'The complete works of Geoffrey Chaucer (6 v.; Oxford, 1894)
Physical description: , ii, , 554,  pages : illustrations ; 44 cm
Citations/References: Peterson, W.S. Kelmscott Press, A40
Citations/References: Sparling, H.H. Kelmscott Press, 40
Citations/References: Walsdorf, J.J. William Morris, 40
Citations/References: A descriptive catalog of W. B. Yeats's library, Edward O'Shea. - New York ; London : Garland, 1985, page 57.
Added title page title: Works of Geoffrey Chaucer
Added title page title: Chaucer's works
Added title page title: Book of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer
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