Chaucer--Basilisk Press, Works, 1974
From the Library of Christian Heuer
Basilisk Press Facsimile of the Kelmscott Press Chaucer. Basilisk Press: 1974
2 volumes, folio, Facsimile of Kelmscott edition complete with companion volume by Duncan Robinson, one of 515 copies, volume I double column, printed in red and black, with 87 woodcut illustrations by W.H. Hooper after Edward Burne-Jones, illustrations, initials and decorative borders throughout, volume II with 34 illustrations plus 85 tipped in facsimiles of Edward Burne-Jones' drawings for the original publication, original red and white floral cloth by Liberty using the Larkspur pattern designed by William Morris, with spine labels, publisher's blue slipcase, light wear to slipcase
A FINE COPY OF THE BASILISK PRESS FACSIMILE OF THE KELMSCOTT CHAUCER.
The second volume providing insight into the Press, the work, and its illustrations.
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