Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer Edited by Arundell Del Re With Wood Engravings by Eric Gill. 2 Vols. in Slipcase

Berkshire: Memminger Medien Center for the Folio Sociaty, 2011. Facsimile edition, after the original. Hardcover. 477/1250. Folio. 309 (2), 48pp. Original black goatskin with gilt stamped illustrations and lettering on cover and spine, gilt edges, with companion book in black half leather over dark blue boards with black lettering on cream paper label on cover; housed in matching black cloth slipcase with gilt lettering on spine. Dark blue endpapers. Illustrated title page. Red initials. Historiated endpieces. Black ribbon marker. Companion volume with frontispiece photograph of Eric Gill by Howard Coster, 1927. Exquisite publication and beautifully illustrated in margins with large drawings by Eric Gill. These drawing were perceived by the public as erotic. Modern prose translation of Chaucer's masterpiece, printed on Rigoletto Panna felt-merked paper.

"Troilus and Criseyde was originally printed by Robert Gibbings at the Golden Cockerel Press in 1926–7, using the text from the Globe edition of 1898. This facsimile edition was printed in 2011 by Memminger MedienCentrum, for the Folio Society, on Rigoletto Panna felt-marked paper and bound by G. Lachenmaier in full goatskin leather with Merida Indigo endleaves. (Colophon).

The companion volume "Barry Windeatt's essay on Troilus and Criseyde was first published as an introduction to his translation of the poem, published by the Clarendon Press in 1992. Reprinted by permission of Oxford University Press. The text of this edition follows that of the first edition, with minor emendations. " (Imprint). Contains notes at rear. Fine condition. Item #47394

Price: $500.00

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