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: 14

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: Title Page, Kelmscott Chaucer]

Title Page, Kelmscott Chaucer

The title page from the Kelmscott edition of the works of Chaucer is, unusually, printed on a verso (i.e. the left-hand page of a double-page opening), [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Full-page arts and craft movement border]

Full-page arts and craft movement border

This ful-page border, frame, or surround is made with an intricate design of grape leaves and swirling vines and includes bunches of grapes. [more...] [$]

[picture: Page 501: A Chaste Kiss -- Troilus and Criseyde Liber II]

Page 501: A Chaste Kiss – Troilus and Criseyde Liber II

From book two of Troilus and Criseyde, a 14th century poem written by Geoffrey Chaucer and here illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones and published in 1896 by William Morris. The picture shows Troilus, a Trojan prince, meeting with Criseyde, in a medieval bedroom. In the background [...] [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...] [$]


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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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