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Copy for sale in Japan

The Spring, 2020 issue of the Book Collector (p. 131) reports that a copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer in a Doves pigskin binding (1896) was offered for sale by Kagero Bunko at the Kanda Antiquarian Book Fair, Tokyo, October 2019, … Continue reading

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Copy for sale in Tokyo

The Kageroubunko Bookshop in Tokyo has an interesting copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer for sale. The book has a Doves binding that is quite brown, as if the book had been in a fire. Sections of the binding, specifically around … Continue reading

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German and Danish copies

A helpful German collector from Leipzig has sent us the following entries for the Kelmscott Chaucer in German and Danish auction catalogues. Simon copy: Paul Graupe (Tiergartenstrasse 4, Berlin W10), Auktion 89, 10 June 1929, lot 339 [Bibliothek Alfred Simon]. Doves … Continue reading

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Copy for Sale: Slater-Gribbel-Schimmel copy

Heritage Bookshop, Los Angeles, is offering for sale the Slater–Gribbel–Schimmel copy (Census 3.179), in a Doves binding (1906). A bookplate of John Gribbel is in the book, as well as a book label for Duschnes (n.d.). The book is housed in … Continue reading

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Private collection, New York

Private Collection, New York. ¶ Doves binding (1896). On a rear endpaper, lower left near gutter, is some writing:  “c.p.  Ap. 18 / 10  R.W.” Fawn-colored chemise and slipcase. Provenance: Sotheby, 28 October 2010 [Library of an English bibliophile], lot 24 … Continue reading

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Exhibition: “Treasures of the British Library”

The vellum copy of the Chaucer once owned by Emery Walker (Census 1.1) is currently on display in the exhibition “Treasures of the British Library,” the Sir John Riblat Gallery, the British Library. This copy was nearly destroyed by German bombs during … Continue reading

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Copy for sale: Kirdorf–Newton–Self copy

Sotheby’s (London) is offering the Max Kirdorf–A. Edward Newton–William E. Self copy (Census 3.151) in their English Literature, Children’s Books and Illustrations auction on 10 July 2012, lot 114 (estimate £50,00–£70,000). The book is in a Doves binding (1897) with … 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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Private collection, Wuppertal, Germany

[Photographs by Roger Green.] Private collection, Wuppertal, Germany. ¶ Depping binding. The pigskin binding by Gerit Depping (Münster, Germany, 1999) is a simplified version of the design of the Doves binding. The book was in a quarter-linen binding when it … Continue reading

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Exhibition: “Making History: Antiquaries in Britain”

“Making History: Antiquaries in Britain,” an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art (2 February–27 May 2012), includes three of the Yale copies of the Kelmscott Chaucer (Census nos. 1.15, 2.279, 2.280), a proof sheet (YCBA), and stamping tools used for … Continue reading

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