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24 April 2001
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS
CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales. Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire: Golden Cockerel Press, 1929-1931.
4 volumes, 2o. Wood engraved borders and ornaments by Eric Gill, three-line capital initials in alternate red and blue. Original niger morocco, upper covers stamped with various Chaucerian symbols after Gill, spines gilt-lettered, board edges and turn-ins gilt, metal clasps, edges gilt, by Sangoski & Sutcliffe, original fleece-lined buckram boxes. Provenance: John Saks (booklabel, Christie's New York, 22 May 1981, lot 412).
LIMITED EDITION, NUMBER 2 OF 15 COPIES ON VELLUM, of a total edition of 500. ONE OF THE MASTERPIECES OF THE PRESS. Gill 281. (4)
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