Category Archives: Copies sold

Bonna–Bergé copy sold

A previously unlocated copy of the Chaucer was sold by Sotheby (in association with Pierre Bergé & associés), Paris, 28 June 2017, lot 692, for €52,634. It had a blind-stamped brown morocco binding (“maroquin brun décoré à froid, dos à … Continue reading

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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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Lyon and Turnbull: copy sold

Lyon and Turnbull, (Edinburgh) sold a quarter-linen copy of the Chaucer on 10 September 2014 for £33,650. The book was originally purchased by Percy Scawen Wyndham. In a note on the front endpaper he writes, “This book is left to my … Continue reading

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Norfolk County Library copy sold

Bloomsbury Auctions recently (17 March 2016, lot 1010) sold an ex-library copy from the Norfolk County Library for £24,000. It was a quarter-linen showing some signs of wear.

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Copy for sale: Bloomsbury Auctions [SOLD]

Bloomsbury Auctions (London) will offer a copy of the Chaucer on 23 October 2014, lot 147 (estimate price: £15,000–20,000). It is described as a worn and loose quarter-linen binding but internally fine. [Update, 13 November 2014.] Sold for £23,560 including … Continue reading

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Mitau copy for sale [SOLD]

On 22 September, 2014, in San Francisco, Bonhams is offering a copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer in a quarter-linen binding, slightly worn and soiled. It was formerly owned by Martin and Marjorie Mitau (1900–1973), with “their signed bookplate, bookseller descriptions … Continue reading

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German and Danish copies

A helpful German collector from Leipzig has sent us the following entries for the Kelmscott Chaucer in German and Danish auction catalogues. Simon copy: Paul Graupe (Tiergartenstrasse 4, Berlin W10), Auktion 89, 10 June 1929, lot 339 [Bibliothek Alfred Simon]. Doves … Continue reading

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