Percy Wyndham copy


In 2016 we recorded the sale by Lyon and Turnbull of a quarter-linen copy of the Chaucer once owned by Percy Scawen Wyndham and later by his son Guy and W. R. Wilson. This copy is now being offered again by Maggs Bros., which has supplied a few more details about the binding (see above): “Original publisher’s Holland backed blue paper boards with a removable chemise constructed by James and Stuart Brockman using original Morris & Co. cotton fabric block printed in blue and tan with the ‘Tulip’ pattern, designed and registered by William Morris in 1875 and printed by Thomas Wardle in Leek, Staffordshire.”

The price is £75,000; stock code is 231873.

(Thanks to Mark Samuels Lasner for calling this to our attention.)

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