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    The Beautiful Golden Cockerel Press
    Canterbury Tales

    [Golden Cockerel Press]. Geoffrey Chaucer. The Canterbury Tales. With Wood Engravings by Eric Gill. Waltham St. Lawrence, 1929-1931. One of 485 copies printed on paper, this being copy number 129. Four quarto volumes. Bound in the publisher's quarter niger morocco over pattered paper boards, spines lettered in gilt, five raised bands, top edge gilt. With the "Spring 1928" Golden Cockerel Press order sheet for this title and others (laid-in). Spines sunned and somewhat worn, joints and corners a bit worn, some hinges starting (yet still solid). Text clean and bright. Overall, a very good set. Housed in later cloth slipcase.
    One of the finest works to come out of the Golden Cockerel Press with excellent illustrations by Gill.
    Chanticleer 63. Gill 281.


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