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Two copies find new homes

Two copies of the Chaucer that we previously described have now found new academic homes: (1) The Ward–Watkins–Slocum–Edison copy (Census 2.194), sold at Christie’s on 7 December 2012 [see here], is now in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University … 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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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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Ward-Watkins-Slocum-Edison copy sold

A Chaucer in a private collection, St. Louis (Census 2.194), was sold at Christie’s (New York) on 7 December 2012, lot 114, for $52,500. The copy has a lightly worn quarter-linen binding and a full blue morocco folding case.  It … Continue reading

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Copy for sale: Wheat–Small copy [sold]

The copy formerly owned by Carl I. Wheat and Albert H. Small (Census 2.220) will be sold by Christie’s (New York), Important Printed Books and Americana from the Albert H. Small Collection, 18 May 2012, lot 31, with an estimated price … Continue reading

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