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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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Peter Harrington: copy for sale

Peter Harrington (London) is offering a copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer for £68,500. The book is bound in “20th century blue morocco over bevelled boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt panelled spine (gilt tooled on the raised bands with a … 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: Michael L. Sharpe copy [sold]

Peter Harrington Books, London, is offering for sale the copy previously owned by Michael L. Sharpe, Pasadena, Calif. (Census, 2.219), with his bookplate. The book is bound in white pigskin by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (c. 1940). Price: £60,000. Mr. Sharpe purchased … Continue reading

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Copy for sale: Bass copy [sold]

The copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer once owned by Freeman Bass and later by his son B. Bass (Census 2.7) will be sold by Bloomsbury Auctions, Important Books and Manuscripts, 15 May 2012, lot 44. The book is in a plain white … Continue reading

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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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