Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

No image available

Works of Chaucer, The [Facsimile of the Kelmscott Chaucer]

No cover image available

Works of Chaucer, The [Facsimile of the Kelmscott Chaucer]: Now Revised by F.S. Ellis & Printed Again by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith

by Chaucer, Geoffrey

  • Used
  • as new
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
As New/As New
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Los Angeles, California
Item Price:
$2,500.00
$6.00 shipping to USA
Standard Delivery: 7 to 14 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

London: Folio Society, 2002. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones. Works of Chaucer, The [Facsimile of the Kelmscott Chaucer]: Now Revised by F.S. Ellis & Printed Again by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith; by Chaucer, Geoffrey. Edited by Ellis, Frederick Startridge. Illustrated by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones. London: Folio Society. Printed by Cambridge University Press. 2002. Limited First Edition. First Thus. Folio: 17" x 12 3/8" x 3" (43.2 x 31.4 x 7.6 cm). Hardcover. Bound in publisher's original full Nigerian goatskin with elaborate gilt-stamped decoration, raised cords, etc., from the binding designed by T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, at the Doves Bindery in 1900, and executed by Smith Settle at Otley, Yorkshire. Hand-made laid endpapers from the Fabriano Mill, Italy. One of 1,010 numbered copies (1,000 were for sale) copies. Printed on fine, specially made, Oxenford twin-wire laid paper, at the James Cropper Mill at Burneside in Cumbria and supplied by John Purcell, in imitation of the original Kelmscott hand-made Perch paper. Colophon and printer’s device designed by William Morris. Gilt top edge. iv, 552(4) pp.
Number 612 of 1,000. Based on the best of the Kelmscott Chaucer facsimiles, the Basilisk Press facsimile. The clamshell box (or solander) is sturdy blue buckram over boards, with gilt, cream leather label on the spine that matches the binding. Small, bound essay by William S. Peterson present, tucked into its sleeve in the case.
A tremendous effort by The Folio Society of reproducing in facsimile the famed “Kelmscott Chaucer,” including all of Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones’s illustrations and woodcut borders and initials designed by William Morris. This may have been the Folio Society's most ambition publication to date. It was successful enough that they reprinted it in a slightly cheaper form in 2008—but this is the 2002 edition. Completed on the 20th day of February, 2002.
Original note regarding natural leather and its possible defects, and the Peterson essay are present.
Original note regarding natural leather and its possible defects, and the Peterson essay are present. Dust jacket condition: As New. Condition overall: As New.

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You're rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
MRM Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1081
Title
Works of Chaucer, The [Facsimile of the Kelmscott Chaucer]
Author
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Illustrator
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
New As New
Jacket condition
As New
Quantity available
1
Edition
Limited First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Folio Society
Place of Publication
London
Date published
2002
Keywords
William Morris, collectable, Kelmscott Press, First Edition, Fine Press, rare

Terms of Sale

MRM Books

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.

About the Seller

MRM Books

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since: 2017
Los Angeles, California
Ask Seller a Question

About MRM Books

I'm a collector and seller of fine books focused on works written and/or printed by William Morris, especially books from his famed Kelmscott Press.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
colophon
The colophon contains information about a book's publisher, the typesetting, printer, and possibly even includes a printer's...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects,...[more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
folio
A folio usually indicates a large book size of 15" in height or larger when used in the context of a book description....[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
facsimile
An exact copy of an original work. In books, it refers to a copy or reproduction, as accurate as possible, of an original...[more]
device
Especially for older books, a printer's device refers to an identifying mark, also sometimes called a printer's mark, on the...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
clamshell box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with...[more]
buckram
A plain weave fabric normally made from cotton or linen which is stiffened with starch or other chemicals to cover the book...[more]
goatskin
Goatskin, leather made from goat, is durable and easy to dye. The original and finest examples of Morocco binding are...[more]

Frequently Asked Questions

This Book’s Categories

tracking-