The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Illustrator: W. Russell Flint
CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer. Illustrated after Drawings by W. Russell Flint. London: Philip Lee Warner, 1913. 4to, vol. 1: x 239pp. vol. 2: x 221pp. vol. 3: x 187pp. Beige quarter-cloth with light blue boards and paper labels affixed to the front and spine (extra paper labels tipped-in to the rear of each volume). 36 mounted color plates (12 in each volume). Vol. 1: Head of spine lightly rubbed, lower spine end a tad so, free endpapers discolored where not covered by jacket flap, else a fine copy in original dust jacket (spine heavily sunned, small chip at top of spine panel – no loss to printed area, light edge wear at top of rear flap). Vol. 2: Spine ends lightly rubbed, free endpapers faintly discolored where not covered by jacket flap, else a fine copy in original dust jacket (spine heavily sunned, a few tiny chips at spine panel ends). Vol. 3: free endpapers lightly discolored where not covered by jacket flaps, else a fine copy in original dust jacket (spine heavily sunned, covers less so but a bit discolored, a few tiny chips at spine panel ends). All three volumes housed in original carboard slipcases, all sunned and worn, with one slipcase split open at one ends, the other two having small splits. A beautiful set, rarely found in the original jackets and slipcases.
First W. Russell Flint-illustrated edition in 3 volumes. #500/500 numbered copies of the limited, trade edition. Here is a breathtaking edition of one of the most enduring works in English literature: Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, featuring the stunning, masterful watercolors of the renowned Sir William Russell Flint!