Berkshire: Memminger MedienCenter for the Folio Sociaty, 2010. Facsimile edition, after the original edition. Hardcover. 1215/1980. Folio. 764 (3), 47 (1)pp. Original black goatskin with gilt stamped illustrations and lettering on cover and spine, gilt edges, with companion book in black half leather over dark green boards with black lettering on cream paper label on cover; housed in matching black cloth slipcase with gilt lettering on spine. Dark green endpapers. Historiated head and endpieces. Colored initials. Black ribbon marker. Companion volume with frontispiece drawing. Exquisite publication and beautifully illustrated in margins with large drawings by Eric Gill throughout.
"The Canterbury Tales was originally printed by Robert & Moira Gibbings at the Golden Cockerel Press, 1929–31, using the text edited by Rev. Walter W. Skeat. This facsimile edition was printed in 2010 by Memminger MedienCentrum, for the Folio Society, on Corolla Classic Watermark laid paper and bound by G. Lachenmaier in full goatskin leather with Merida Forest endleaves." (Colophon).
The companion volume, "The Golden Cockerel Press, The Canterbury Tales and Eric Gill: Decoration and the Mise en Page" was first published in 2003 by Oak Knoll Press and The British Library in "Chaucer Illustrated: Five Hundred Years of The Canterbury Tales in Pictures," edited by William Finley and Joseph Rosenblum. The text of this edition follows that of the first edition, with minor emendations." (Imprint). Illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs and drawings by Eric Gill. Contains notes and list of illustrations at rear. Fine condition. Item #47393