Tag Archives: Sir Edward Burne-Jones

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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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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Broad Street, Oxford

During recent months, a large perimeter wall in Oxford — around the New Bodleian, currently being rebuilt as the Weston Library — has displayed, in alphabetical sequence, some of the Bodleian’s most celebrated treasures. This large reproduction of one of … Continue reading

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Phillips-Johnson-Targ copy

In their catalogue for November 2012, no. 1, Bauman Rare Books offered for sale a copy in an elaborate Birdsall binding: the crushed red morocco front cover reproduces the Burne-Jones wood-engraving at the beginning of the Clerk’s Tale. There are … Continue reading

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Wilfrid Scawen Blunt copy sold

On 13 November 2012, Bonham’s, Knightsbridge, sold an imperfect copy of the Chaucer (lot 221) for £10,000 including buyer’s premium. The book contains “202 leaves only (of 282, including 62 with large woodcut illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, and 17 further leaves … Continue reading

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Searching for a famous book

We are the authors of The Kelmscott Chaucer: A Census, published by Oak Knoll Press in April 2011. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, issued by William Morris’s Kelmscott Press in 1896, is probably the most famous of all private press … Continue reading

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