Category Archives: Copies for sale

Three copies for sale in one month

[Originally posted 24 November 2015; most recent revision, 5 September 2016.] By coincidence, three copies of the Chaucer are coming up for sale next month (December 2015). (1) Swann, on 1 December (lot 140), will be offering a quarter-linen copy … Continue reading

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Copy for sale in Massachusetts

A quarter-linen copy (Census, 3.177, 4.710) is listed for sale by Buddenbooks, Inc., Newburyport, Mass., for $115,500. Provenance: Robert Heysham Sayre, George Abrams.

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Copy for sale in Tokyo

The Kageroubunko Bookshop in Tokyo has an interesting copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer for sale. The book has a Doves binding that is quite brown, as if the book had been in a fire. Sections of the binding, specifically around … Continue reading

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Peter Harrington: copy for sale

Peter Harrington (London) is offering a copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer for £68,500. The book is bound in “20th century blue morocco over bevelled boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt panelled spine (gilt tooled on the raised bands with a … Continue reading

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Pirages: copy for sale

Philip J. Pirages (McMinnville, Oregon) is offering for sale a quarter-linen copy in excellent condition ($95,000). There are no bookplates, signatures, or other marks of ownership.

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Copy for sale: Donald Heald

Donald Heald (New York) is offering a copy of the Chaucer bound in “red morocco gilt, the covers with thin outer triple fillet gilt borders surrounding a large area of inlaid blue morocco, the onlays tooled with a wide elaborate … Continue reading

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Copy for sale (in 1975)

August Imholtz has spotted a copy of the Chaucer advertised in the Bookman (published by John Howell Books, San Francisco), June 1975, New Series 2, no. 36. It is a quarter-linen without any marks of ownership and is listed for $9,000.  

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