Tag Archives: Quarter-linen bindings

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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Copy for sale in Massachusetts

A quarter-linen copy (Census, 3.177, 4.710) is listed for sale by Buddenbooks, Inc., Newburyport, Mass., for $115,500. Provenance: Robert Heysham Sayre, George Abrams.

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Lyon and Turnbull: copy sold

Lyon and Turnbull (Edinburgh) sold a quarter-linen copy of the Chaucer on 10 September 2014 for £33,650. The book was originally purchased by Percy Scawen Wyndham. In a note on the front endpaper he writes, “This book is left to my … Continue reading

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Leon Fine copy

We have learned that Dr. Leon Fine of Los Angeles, a new member of the Grolier Club, owns a Kelmscott Chaucer (3.103 and 4.748 in our census). This is a quarter-linen copy originally purchased by George James Howard, ninth Earl … Continue reading

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Pirages: copy for sale

Philip J. Pirages (McMinnville, Oregon) is offering for sale a quarter-linen copy in excellent condition ($95,000). There are no bookplates, signatures, or other marks of ownership.

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Norfolk County Library copy sold

Bloomsbury Auctions recently (17 March 2016, lot 1010) sold an ex-library copy from the Norfolk County Library for £24,000. It was a quarter-linen showing some signs of wear.

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Copy for sale: Bloomsbury Auctions [SOLD]

Bloomsbury Auctions (London) will offer a copy of the Chaucer on 23 October 2014, lot 147 (estimate price: £15,000–20,000). It is described as a worn and loose quarter-linen binding but internally fine. [Update, 13 November 2014.] Sold for £23,560 including … Continue reading

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Private collection, Portland, Oregon

Private collection, Portland, Oregon. Quarter-linen binding. There are no bookplates or other marks of previous ownership in the book. Provenance: Judge Folger Johnson (1914–1999), an anti-submarine U.S. Navy pilot during World War II who after law school became a lawyer … Continue reading

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Laurence W. Hodson copy sold

Bloomsbury Auctions on 4 April 2013 offered books, manuscripts, and artwork from the collection of Laurence W. Hodson (1864–1933), lot 45 of which was a paper copy of the Chaucer. Hodson was a close friend of William Morris and an … Continue reading

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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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