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The William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer

The William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer

a facsimile of the 1896 edition

by Geoffrey Chaucer

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Published by Omega in Ware .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Morris, William, -- 1834-1896.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwith the 87 original illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones.
    ContributionsBurne-Jones, Edward, 1833-1898.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22125035M
    ISBN 101850070822
    OCLC/WorldCa29286364

    For 40 years, specializing in Books about Books, Private Press, Pre-Raphaelites, William Morris & the Kelmscott Press and Fine Literature. Google Arts & Culture features content from over leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's treasures online. (The Kelmscott Chaucer) William Morris Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University Stanford, CA, United States The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (The Kelmscott.

    The edition of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer published by the Kelmscott Press in combined the talents of William Morris, one of England's greatest typographers and printers, and those of artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones, who created the 87 full-page woodcut illustrations. For students of Chaucer, English literature, English printing history, and 19th-century British art, the Kelmscott. OCLC Number: Notes: Original title page reads: The works of Geoffrey Chaucer, now newly imprinted. [Colophon: Here ends the Book of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by F.S. Ellis; ornamented with pictures designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and engraved on wood by W.H. Hooper.

    The Kelmscott Chaucer received more notice than any of the fifty-three other titles from Morris's press; as recently as Duncan Robinson published a book about the making of the Chaucer. Morris used the Middle English text edited by Oxford Professor W. W. Skeat, since he wanted the most up-to-date and complete version (Needham, ).   Designer, social reformer, and writer William Morris ( &#; 96) was a founder of the Arts and Crafts movement and a towering figure of Victorian artistic and cultural history. Inspired by the hand presses of the fifteenth century, Morris established the Kelmscott Press to publish books Brand: Dover Publications.


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The William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer Download PDF EPUB FB2

William Bowden was engaged as master-printer to run the practical side of the business. Morris named the press after Kelmscott Manor, his beloved country house in Wiltshire.

What’s special about the Kelmscott Chaucer. The Kelmscott edition of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales set a new benchmark for book design at the end of the 19th. Just like the title says, this book is the facsimile of the celebrated Kelmscott edition. This is not somebody's modern translation of Chaucer.

This is a comprehensive compendium of Chaucer's works in the full flower of his own medieval English, richly festooned with ornate woodcuts and initial capitals, and presented in an 5/5(6).

As the culmination of the work of art that The William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer book Morris's life, the Kelmscott Chaucer embodies the printer's attempt to restore the connection between artist, art, and society.

Upon its publication, The Athenaeum stated, "In its own style, the book is, beyond dispute, the finest ever issued," and to this day it is regarded as one of the most /5(5). The Chaucer was the crowning achievement of William Morris and his Kelmscott Press.

It now constitutes the greatest treasure of the Libraries' already impressive William Morris Collection. The Kelmscott Chaucer is often referred to as one of the most beautiful printed books in existence.

Some of the features of this unusual book include: The book is a finely reproduced facsimile of a collection of William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer's work. Text throughout is in two column format with decorative initials. by William Morris Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, William Morris set forth his principles of book design in his essay A Note by William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott principles were rooted in the example of the printers and scribes of the middle ages.

Kelmscott's finest achievement is probably its edition of Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. The books were designed by Morris himself and illustrated by fellow Pre-Raphaelite Edward Burne-Jones.

It was the finest and most beautiful book of its day, containing 87 woodcut illustrations to. We are the authors of The Kelmscott Chaucer: A Census, published by Oak Knoll Press in April The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, issued by William Morris’s Kelmscott Press inis probably the most famous of all private press books, set in types, ornaments, and initials designed by Morris and lavishly illustrated by Sir Edward Burne-Jones.

There were copies printed on paper. Edward Burne-Jones (British, ) and William Morris (British, ), Titlepage, Wood-engraving, title page and page opening 1. After a quick glance at the Kelmscott Chaucer, one might think the book was printed in the 15th or 16th century, not long after the printing of the Gutenberg Bible.

In fact, it was printed in Morris, in the penultimate paragraph, apportions the credits thus: Here ends the Book of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by F. Ellis; ornamented with pictures designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and engraved on wood by W.

Hooper. Printed by me William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of Middlesex. William Morris book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

One hundred pages of beautiful tailpieces, decorative letters, elaborate fl /5. The Kelmscott Chaucer by Chaucer Geoffrey. You Searched For: Author/Artist etc.: to accompany the edition. A handsome copy of arguably one of the most beautiful books produced in England.

The book is in fine condition, but sadly the solander box has a mark where some wax has sat on the blue paper. The William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer. This woodcut title page was designed by William Morris for the only Kelmscott book to use a non-Morris type.

Atlanta in Calydon's () Greek passages were set from Macmillan electrotype. Miller argues that work such as The Water of Wondrous Isles () should be. William Morris was an English architect, furniture and textile designer, artist, writer, socialist and Marxist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement.

Morris wrote and published poetry, fiction, and translations of ancient and medieval texts throughout his life. His best-known works include The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (), The5/5(2).

Throughout his life William Morris was a well-respected writer, producing widely read translations, novels, essays and poetry. Eager to design as well as to write texts, he experimented with calligraphy and page decoration, and later set up his own publishing company, the Kelmscott Press.

Widely regarded as one of the most exquisite books ever printed, the Kelmscott Chaucer is the masterwork of William Morris (–) and Edward Burne-Jones (–). Published inmore than thirty years after the two Englishmen discovered a shared love of art and medieval literature while students at Oxford University, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted.

The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (The Kelmscott Chaucer) William Morris Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University Stanford, CA, United States. Details.

Title: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (The Kelmscott Chaucer) Creator: William Morris; Book. Craft. This is just a quick glimpse of this amazing book before the full restoration takes place including page repairs and re-sewing. Kelmscott Chaucer by. In the book's colophon, Morris too gave credit where credit was due: "Here ends the Book of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by F.

Ellis; ornamented with pictures designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and engraved on wood by W. Hooper. Printed by me William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of Middlesex/5(10). The proof and books illustrated in Figs.1 and are now part of a new display celebrating William Morris and the printed book in Gallery in the British Galleries.

[i] Morris, W. A Note by William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press Together with a Short Description of the Press by S. Cockerell, & an Annotated List of the.

- Explore bouguereau22's board "Kelmscott Chaucer" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Edward burne jones, Geoffrey chaucer and Pre raphaelite pins.In William Morris: The Kelmscott Press variant of Troy, in which The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer was printed during the last years of Morris’s life.

One of the greatest examples of the art of the printed book, Chaucer is the most ornate of the Kelmscott publications. Most of the other Kelmscott books were plain and simple, Read More.The influence of William Morris and the Kelmscott Press upon graphic design, particularly book design, was remarkable.

Morris’s concept of the well-designed page, his beautiful typefaces, and his sense of design unity—with the smallest detail relating to the total concept—inspired a .