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The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales

Title

The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales
With original screen images designed by Ronald King

Creator

Chaucer, Geoffrey

Description

"This book has been hand-set and printed letterpress in Monotype Plantin series 110 at Seven Corners Press, Guildford and at Charles Mitchell Ltd., Woking. The original stencils for the prints were prepared by the artist and printed at Loddon Displays, Guildford and Pegasus Print and Display, London. The paper in the book in 190 gsm Queen Anne Antique White and the binding and slip-cases supplied by Webb, Son & Co., Glamorgan, Wales. The separate folders by G.F. Smith & Son are Bucklet Light Grey Plain and were hand-set and printed letterpress at Circle Press by Willow King and Walter Taylor. The signed screen-prints were also printed at Circle Press by John Christie and Ronald King on Bockingford 190gsm and the five lithographs were drawn by the artist from original sketches and printed at Bath Academy of Art by Barry Millard"--Colophon.
"This edition of 'The prologue' is divided into twenty separate versions I-XX each of 250 copies signed by the artist. Included in all of these versions is a newly produced original screen print or lithograph by Ronald King inserted into a folder containing a specially written poem or literary comment, related to Chaucer's text... In addition to these versions there are fifty books marked Artist Proof with a separate portfolio containing one each of the twenty new prints in their related folders"--[p. vii]
No. 193 of a limited ed. of 250 copies
Signed by the artist

Source

UW-Milwaukee Libraries Special Collections

Publisher

Guildford, Eng. : Circle Press

Date

1978

Contributor

Ronald King

Rights

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

Format

57 p. : ill.
41 cm.

Language

English

Identifier

(SPL)(FOL) PR1868.P8 K5x 1978

Files

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Appears in Exhibits

The Classic Text

Citation

Chaucer, Geoffrey , “The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales,” Digital Exhibits - UWM Libraries Special Collections, accessed December 17, 2017, http://liblamp.uwm.edu/omeka/SPC2/items/show/121.