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Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400

Prologue [to the Canterbury tales] : prints & texts I-XX.

Additional Title(s):

Canterbury tales. Prologue

Guildford [England] : Circle Press, 1978.
Physical Description:
1 portfolio (20 folders, 20 leaves of plates) : col. ill. ; 40 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2009 23
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Title from portfolio.
Plates are original screen prints or lithographs by Ronald King, one each inserted in a folder containing a specially written poem or literary comment related to Chaucer's text (by Roy Fisher, Andrew Crozier, Kevin Power, and Keith Please). Each plate numbered as artist proof and signed by the artist. Cf. justification page of The prologue to the Canterbury tales. Circle Press, 1978.
"A limited edition of 50 portfolios with a complete set of prints by Ronald King and poems by four poets from the second edition of The Prologue, I-XX."--Cooking the books.
Cooking the books, p. 171
BAC: British Art Center copy: all prints are marked artist's proofs "A/P", numbered and signed by King.
Subject Terms:
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400. Canterbury tales -- Illustrations.
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- England -- Poetry.
Circle Press -- Publisher.
England -- Social life and customs -- 14th century -- Poetry.
Fourteenth century -- Poetry.
Lithography -- Specimens -- 1978.
Livres d'artistes.
Screen prints -- 1978.
King, Ronald, 1932- artist.
Circle Press, publisher.
Fisher, Roy, 1930-
Crozier, Andrew.
Power, Kevin.
Please, Keith.

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