The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer [William Morris, Kelmscott Press] (page 1/2)

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Some images from The William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer, published originally by William Morris in 1896 at the Kelmscott Press in Hammersmith, London. I am scanning from the Omega press fac simile, which is not in colour (some of the original pages were in red and black), but I did not find good scans elsewhere online. The book was an important example of the Arts and Craft movement.

Title: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer [William Morris, Kelmscott Press]

Author: Chaucer, Geoffrey

City: London

Date: 1896

Total items: 12

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Leafy Border from page 501]

Leafy Border from page 501

This is the inner leafy border that surrounds the picture on page 501. [more...] [$]

[picture: The lovers, wallpaper edition, from page 501]

The lovers, wallpaper edition, from page 501

A man and a woman stand together in a bedroom; one kisses the cheek of the other. They are dressed in medieval costume. Although Troilus and Criseyde is set in ancient Greece, Chaucer was writing in the 14th century, and William Morris and Edward [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Decorative initial L]

Decorative initial L

Decorative initial letter “L” [more...] [$]

[picture: Inner leafy border from page 483]

Inner leafy border from page 483

This is the leafy decorative border that surrounds the woodcut picture on page 483. There are flowers and leaves and I think a dandelion on the right. [more...] [$]

[picture: Leafy Border from page 483]

Leafy Border from page 483

This is the leafy border that surrounds the page. [more...] [$]


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Some images from The William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer, published originally by William Morris in 1896 at the Kelmscott Press in Hammersmith, London. I am scanning from the Omega press fac simile, which is not in colour (some of the original pages were in red and black), but I did not find good scans elsewhere online. The book was an important example of the Arts and Craft movement.


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