The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer [William Morris, Kelmscott Press] (page 1/3)

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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: Page 483: Troilus and Criseyde, Book 2 page image]

Page 483: Troilus and Criseyde, Book 2 page image

Troilus and Criseyde are shown on either side of a hexagonal table; there are plates of fruit and a flagon of drink. There is grass on the floor, suggesting a courtyard. This [...]Troilus and Criseyde. [more...] [$]

[picture: Leafy Border from page 483]

Leafy Border from page 483

This is the leafy border that surrounds the page. [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: Troilus and Criseyde Exchange tokens]

Troilus and Criseyde Exchange tokens

This woodcut is from page 483; Troilus and Criseyde, a young man and a young woman respectively, are shown on either side of a hexagonal table; there are plates of fruit and a flagon of drink. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: The Kiss: the two lovers in the bedroom, a woodcut from page 501.]

The Kiss: the two lovers in the bedroom, a woodcut 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...] [$]


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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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