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: Page 501: the vine-leaf page border]

Page 501: the vine-leaf page border

A vine-leaf border with grapes; it is from a right-hand page 9a recto), page 501. If you use it for a left-hand page you should flip it so that the thicker side is towards the edge of the page. It’s fine as-is for a single page or a Web page (although if you are writing in Arabic or Hebrew or [...] [more...] [$]

[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: 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: 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: Leafy Border from page 501]

Leafy Border from page 501

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