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The Canterbury Tales

Title

The Canterbury Tales
Done into modern English verse by Frank Ernest Hill and newly revised for this edition ; with miniatures by Arthur Szyk.

Creator

Chaucer, Geoffrey

Description

"The first, in this Seventeenth Series of the fine books made for the members of this Club... The illustrations are portraits of the pilgrims, done as brilliantly-colored miniatures... The type used is Walbaum. The type pages are decorated with initials, and title-headings, drawn by Charles E. Skaggs with the flavor of the books of Chaucer's time. These are printed in 'monk's vermilion' and 'monk's blue'... The entire set is printed in black, vermilion and blue inks... the printing of the miniatures in color was done by the Aldus Printers... The binding is of boards: the backs of which are covered with white leather stamped with the title in gold; the sides being covered with a pattern-paper printed in colors to folow an intricate and apposite design drawn by Mr. Szyk. The slip=cases are covered with the same unusual pattern-paper"-- Publisher's announcement.
"The edition has been planned by George Macy and printed by E. L. Hildreth & Co. The plates of the illustrations by Arthur Szyk have been engraved by Pioneer-Moss. The paper has been fabricated by the Worthy Paper Company and the binding has been performed by Russell-Rutter"-- Colophon.
No. 289 of a limited ed. of 1500 copies
Signed by the illustrator
Gift of Loryn Romadka
From the collection of Austin Fredric Lutter, with his book plate

Source

UW-Milwaukee Libraries Special Collections

Publisher

New York : Limited Editions Club

Date

1946

Contributor

Frank Ernest Hill
Arthur Szyk
George Macy
Charles E. Skaggs

Rights

It is the responsibility of the researcher to seek permission from the copyright holder to reproduce for publication.

Format

xx, 550 p. : col. illus., col. plates.
26 cm.

Language

English

Identifier

(SPL) PR1870.A1 H5 1946b

Files

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Appears in Exhibits

The Classic Text

Citation

Chaucer, Geoffrey , “The Canterbury Tales,” Digital Exhibits - UWM Libraries Special Collections, accessed December 15, 2017, http://liblamp.uwm.edu/omeka/SPC2/items/show/120.