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


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 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: Decorative initial L]

Decorative initial L

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

[picture: Leafy Border from page 483]

Leafy Border from page 483

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

[picture: Woodcut with border]

Woodcut with border

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. I have left the outer border but coloured it grey rather than black. [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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