¶ "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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Robert Milevski, former preservation librarian at Princeton University Library, has prepared a comprehensive study of the four copies of the Chaucer at Princeton. His essay is now available through a link at Princeton’s Rare Book Collections blog.
A quarter-linen copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer was appraised by Stephen Massey on an episode of The Antiques Roadshow in Cincinnati on 8 April 2013. The great-great-grandfather of the present owner was the original owner of the book. This is … Continue reading
Here’s a link to an interesting article by James Brockman about the silver binding that he and Rod Kelly created for John Keatley (Census 2.93).
Helena E. Wright, Curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, has recently contributed a post to the Museum’s blog about the rather mysterious copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer owned by the Smithsonian (2.145 in our Census). It … Continue reading