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Talk by Dominic Riley

Dominic Riley, bookbinder and artist, will give a talk entitled “A Kelmscott Chaucer for Our Times: Celebrating a New Binding” at the Book Club of California on 10 July 2017. The Club has furnished the following summary: When it was … Continue reading

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Morris’s Albion press for sale

Frederic W. Goudy with Morris’s Albion press. The celebrated Albion hand press used for printing the Kelmscott Chaucer will be auctioned at Christie’s (New York) on 6 December. Morris bought the press–which is exceptionally large and reinforced with steel bands—because his … Continue reading

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Broad Street, Oxford

During recent months, a large perimeter wall in Oxford — around the New Bodleian, currently being rebuilt as the Weston Library — has displayed, in alphabetical sequence, some of the Bodleian’s most celebrated treasures. This large reproduction of one of … Continue reading

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A study of the Princeton copies

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.

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A Kelmscott Chaucer on “The Antiques Roadshow”

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

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The Silver Kelmscott Chaucer

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).

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The Smithsonian copy

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

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