¶ "I began printing books with the hope of producing some which would have a definite claim to beauty, while at the same time they should be easy to read and should not dazzle the eye, or trouble the intellect of the reader by eccentricity of form in the letters. I have always been a great admirer of the calligraphy of the Middle Ages, and of the earlier printing which took its place." — William Morris
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The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University has a copy of the Chaucer, probably in a Doves binding. It was originally purchased in 1897 by Mary Burt Brittan, who gave it to her nephew, … Continue reading
Quarter-linen binding. Two inscriptions: “Property of Wanda and Colin Smith”; “This incomparable book given to Edward R. Taylor by his dear wife on December 1896.” Three bookplates: Edward Robeson Taylor; Edward DeWitt Taylor; Lowell Roy Smith. Full description to follow.