Chaucer, Geoffrey; Winterich, John T [intro.]
Catalogue No.: j9015c
Cleveland: The World Publishing Company.
Reprint; Published Date: 1958
Original 87 illustrations of Edward Burne-Jones.
340 x 230 mm (13 x 9 inches) - xx, 554pp.
Cream embossed hardback cloth cover.
VG : in very good condition with marked and edge-torn dust jacket. Lower fore-edge marked.
Facsimile of the masterpiece of the Kelmscott Press. The work encapsulates William Morris's intent to challenge all he thought wrong with the Industrial Revolution - the reduction of the individual craftsmanship of past times to a diminished, soulless template for the machine production of consumerism. Derived from exemplars of medieval manuscripts and early printed books, the works of the Kelmscott Press enshrined principles based on beauty and aesthetics - Morris's final challenge to a changing world.
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