Chaucer, Geoffrey (d. 1400). The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Now Newly Imprinted, ed. F.S. Ellis. Hammersmith, Middlesex: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

The Kelmscott Chaucer, a limited edition of 425 copies on paper and 13 copies on vellum, was not designed primarily as a scholarly text but as a work to celebrate the art of bookmaking; it finds its niche in medievalism (the study of modern appropriations of the Middle Ages) rather than medieval studies, but as a work of art, few modern books can surpass its beauty. Besides Sir Edward Burne-Jone's eighty-seven pictures, it contains a full- page woodcut title, fourteen large borders, eighteen borders or frames for the pictures, and twenty-six large initial words. All of these, besides the ornamental initial letters, were designed by the famous artist William Morris himself and engraved by W.H. Hooper; the books were bound in morocco with a slipcase by Sangorski Sutcliffe of London.

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