A Leaf From The Kelmscott Chaucer, Together with a Monograph by Carl Purington Rollins

By: Carl Purington Rollins (1880-1960)

Price: $750.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Folio. 17 1/2 x 12 5/8 inches (portfolio). [8] pp. (Monograph). Kelmscott leaf: 16 5/8 x 11 7/16 inches. Rollins' Monograph is printed in an 8-page stitched pamphlet within a red decorative border after a design by William Morris, the Kelmscott leaf is page 479-480 of the Kelmscott Chaucer and contains the text of Troilus and Chriseyde, Liber I, lines 848-1070, title in the margin in red; text clean, unmarked, the Monograph pamphlet with some use wear, the Kelmscott leaf lightly foxed. Portfolio covered in natural linen with a printed paper front cover label printed with red fleurons and a black ruled border, spine titled in gilt, fabric ties; binding square and tight, light shelf wear, light toning to the outer edges of the portfolio, a gentle crease runs from head to tail of the Monograph about 2 inches in from the spine. SCARCE. BA1020-001. Very Good. LIMITED EDITION, of 150 numbered copies, this is number 136, printed with hand-set Lutetia types by Edmund Thompson and printed by the Walpole Printing Office on French Vidalon handmade paper including border printed in red adapted from one by William Morris. The monograph puts the Kelmscott Chaucer into its historical context along with its impact, particularly in its virtues and vices as a piece of printing craftsmanship. A reprint of Chaucer's poetry was one of William Morris's first goals for the Kelmscott Press, and one of the last books printed at Kelmscott Press, reflecting the care and devotion invested in William Morris's craft. Carl Purington Rollins was a master printer at Yale University press, graphic designer, author, and educator. See: Wikipedia. REFERENCE: De Hamel & Silver, Disbound and Dispersed, No. 89.

Title: A Leaf From The Kelmscott Chaucer, Together with a Monograph by Carl Purington Rollins

Author Name: Carl Purington Rollins (1880-1960)

Categories: IOBAVBF1122,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, NY, Philip C. Duschnes: 1941

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: BA1020-001

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