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    The works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted
    Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400. author.

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    Personal Author:
    Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400. author.
    Uniform title:
    Works. 1896
    The works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted.
    Publication info:
    Hammersmith : Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 8 May 1896.
    Physical description:
    [4], ii, [2], 554, [2] p. : ill. (woodcuts) ; 44 cm. (folded)
    Content type:
    General Note:
    T.p. and 1st text page within woodcut borders; ornamental initials and marginal decorations; sidenotes in red.
    General Note:
    "Edited by F.S. Ellis; ornamented with pictures designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and engraved on wood by W.H. Hooper. Printed by me William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the county of Middlesex. Finished on the 8th day of May, 1896."--Colophon.
    General Note:
    "The hearty thanks of the editor and printer are due to the Reverend Professor Skeat for kindly allowing the use of his emendations to the Ellesmere MS. of the Canterbury Tales, and also of his emended texts of Chaucer's other writings"--Colophon. According to Peterson (p. xxvii), the text of the Tales was based on the Ellesmere ms. as published in A six-text print of Chaucer's Canterbury tales, ed. F.J. Furnivall (1866-77); copy text for the other works was W.W. Skeat's ed. of The complete works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1894).
    General Note:
    Edition of 425 copies.
    Peterson, W.S. Checklist of Kelmscott Press books, 40
    Scott, T. Morris, p. 105
    Sparling, H.H. Kelmscott, no. 40
    Local note:
    Original boards, laid in 1/2 blue morroco case.
    Local note:
    Bookplate: Ex libris Michaelis Tomkinson.
    Personal subject:
    Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400--Illustrations.
    Genre or Form:
    Wood engravings (Prints)--England--19th century.
    Genre or Form:
    Typefaces (Type evidence)--Chaucer.
    Genre or Form:
    Typefaces (Type evidence)--Troy.
    Added author:
    Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, 1833-1898, wood-engraver.
    Added author:
    Hooper, William Harcourt, 1834-1912, wood-engraver.
    Added author:
    Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901, editor.
    Added author:
    Morris, William, 1834-1896 printer.
    Added author:
    Tomkinson, Michael former owner.
    Added Author:
    Kelmscott Press printer.

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      HBLL Special Collections
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      094.2 K299 1896 no.6 1 Non-circulating Vault Collection Folio - 1130 HBLL
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