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Author: William S. and Sylvia Holton Peterson. Peterson
Publisher: Oak Knoll Press; 1 edition (April 18, 2011)
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The Kelmscott Chaucer: A Census. Newark, De. Oak Knoll Press, 2011
The Kelmscott Chaucer: A Census. Oak Knoll Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1-58456-289-4. Professors William S. Peterson and Sylvia Holton Peterson have pursued the existing copies of this singular volume with the dedication that it truly warrants. By including biographical notes about the early purchasers of the book (and even photographic portraits of many of them), they have created a fascinating survey of the major collectors of the period and the extended provenance of these volumes.
William S. Peterson & Sylvia Holton Peterson. When it was produced in 1896, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer by William Morris’s Kelmscott Press was hailed as the greatest book of its age. Posted in Introduction Tagged fine printing, Geoffrey Chaucer, Kelmscott Press, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris. Grinnell College Library copy. Posted on November 13, 2019 by peterson10. Designed by Morris and lavishly illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones, 425 copies were printed (one of which resides at the Book Club of California). Some are still in their original bindings, and others are in extremely fine bindings done since, leaving a few in poor bindings in need of a new cover.
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The Kelmscott Chaucer joins such famous books as The Gutenberg Bible and Shakespeare's First Folio with a census of known copies: The Kelmscott Chaucer: a census by William and Sylvia Peterson. Of the 425 paper copies and 15 vellum copies of the Chaucer, the Petersons have documented approximately two-thirds of the total. The University of Maryland Libraries recently acquired a previously undocumented copy of the Chaucer. Although it was too late to be included in the census, the Petersons have established a blog to provide updates as more copies emerge.
Locates and describes each known copy of the 1896 Kelmscott Press Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Information on unlocated copies, copies sold by book dealers and auction houses, and rebound copies is included. Contains three appendices, the Kelmscott Press mailing list, and other unpublished contemporary documents" Provided by publisher. Personal Name: Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400.
Books by Sylvia Holton Peterson. THE by William S. Peterson, Sylvia Holton Peterson, Geoffrey Chaucer Hardcover, 272 Pages, Published 2011 by Oak Knoll Pr ISBN-13: 978-1-58456-289-4, ISBN: 1-58456-289-7.
That does not make the book legible. Mr. Bidwell allowed, If you’re going to read Chaucer, you’re not going to read this book.
of Middlesex : Printed by me William Morris at the Kelmscott Press. Bound by Celine Lombardi. Issued in box. Peterson, .
Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the county of Middlesex : Printed by me William Morris at the Kelmscott Press. bostonpubliclibrary; americana.
It was also the last great project of Morris’s life, bringing together two of his passions. First, his love of medieval literature, which inspired the subjects and style of much of his own writing. If we live to finish it,' Burne-Jones wrote, 'it will be like a pocket cathedral – so full of design and I think Morris the greatest master of ornament in the world. How was the book made? Morris and Burne-Jones worked on the book for four years.
For further information please get in contact with William S. Peterson and Sylvia Holton Peterson. This text was published as an introduction on The Library of William Morris, it is presented here by permission of the authors. Pictures: A view of Morris’s study, shortly after his death, by Edmund H. New. (Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, on loan to the University of Delaware Library), and Morris’s book label, created by his executors.