“Making History: Antiquaries in Britain,” an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art (2 February–27 May 2012), includes three of the Yale copies of the Kelmscott Chaucer (Census nos. 1.15, 2.279, 2.280), a proof sheet (YCBA), and stamping tools used for the Doves binding (Society of Antiquaries, London). The exhibition leaflet lists only two copies, because the third was added at the last minute.
¶ "I began printing books with the hope of producing some which would have a definite claim to beauty, while at the same time they should be easy to read and should not dazzle the eye, or trouble the intellect of the reader by eccentricity of form in the letters. I have always been a great admirer of the calligraphy of the Middle Ages, and of the earlier printing which took its place." — William Morris
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