Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Discovery of a sales receipt

Brian Johnson, son of Folger Johnson of Portland, Oregon [see this earlier post], has found the sales receipt for his father’s copy of the Chaucer from Philip C. Duschnes, 5 May 1945, for $950 (probably Census 4.400 and 4.412).

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A portrait of Robert Catterson-Smith

Tom Riedlinger has recently sent us a scan of this portrait of Robert Catterson-Smith, a pastel painting by T. Murray Bernard Bladon in about 1920. It was for many years owned by the Central School of Arts and Crafts in … Continue reading

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William Harcourt Hooper

Tom Riedlinger has very kindly sent us this photograph and brief obituary of W. H. Hooper, who was Morris’s chief wood-engraver; they appeared in the Illustrated London News, 2 March 1912, p. 314. This is the text accompanying the photo: … Continue reading

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Reference to one of the vellum copies

The following article contains a reference to item 1.10 in our Census, a vellum copy bound by Kurt Londenberg, presently in a private collection in Switzerland: “Ala Londenberg: Nachträge zum Werkverzeichnis Kurt Londenberg.” Philobiblon, 42.1 (March 1998): 26–45, no. 23.

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Yeats copy: clipping

In our Census (2.86) we have described how the copy of the Chaucer — now in the National Library of Ireland — came into the hands of W. B. Yeats in 1905. The clipping above, from an unidentified magazine or newspaper, does … Continue reading

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The Kelmscott Chaucer illustrations

Robert Simola, on his blog Chaucer Editions: An Incomplete Collection of Illustrated editions of Chaucer’s Works, includes the Kelmscott Chaucer, with a list of all the known facsimile editions of it and 153 images of pages.  

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The Jeweled Chaucer

One of the more elusive copies of the Chaucer is in a jeweled binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe . This is the information we have about it so far. In 1920, Publishers’ Weekly [97 (20 March 1920): 955] reported that a Kelmscott … Continue reading

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