The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (Facsimile of The Kelmscott Chaucer) Synopsis
The magnificent The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted, published in 1896, is the triumph of the Kelmscott Press, founded by William Morris, the nineteenth-century designer, social reformer and writer. Its 87 wood-cut illustrations are by Edward Burne-Jones, the celebrated Victorian painter, who was a life-long friend of Morris. The illustrations were engraved by William Harcourt Hooper and printed in black, with shoulder and side titles.
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About Geoffrey Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340s – 25 October 1400) was an English poet, author, and civil servant best known for The Canterbury Tales. He was the first writer to be buried in what has since come to be called Poets’ Corner, in Westminster Abbey. He maintained a career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier, diplomat, and member of parliament.
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