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The Leighton ledgers

Some years ago, while searching for information about the Kelmscott Chaucer, we went through the ledgers of John and James Leighton Ltd. (London bookbinders and booksellers) to record copies of the book that had been bound by that firm. There … Continue reading

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A new binding for the Terry–Cohn copy

Bromer Booksellers (Boston) is offering for sale a copy of the Chaucer rebound by Hannah Brown; it was on display at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair earlier this month and is now priced at $125,000. Brown’s binding (see above) was … Continue reading

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Pre-Raphaelite exhibition in Washington, D.C.

In the exhibition “Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848–1900” at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (17 February–19 May 2013), there were two copies of the Chaucer on display, both from the Library of Congress: the Bishop–Rosenwald vellum copy (Census … 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 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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