2010 The Complete Canterbury Tales
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
A modern edition of this classic work of English literature, being a collection of twenty-four stories presented through personal narratives in the framework of a pilgrimage to Canterbury. Each story provides insight into the human condition.
A work by Geoffrey Chaucer written in Middle English, mostly in verse, originally appeared between 1387 and 1400, and widely regarded as Chaucer's magnum opus despite it being incomplete due to Chaucer's death.
The present edition comes in the translation by Frank Ernest Hill. With a general prologue and description of each tale.
With thirty-two full page plates from the 1896 edition, the work of William Morris' private Kelmscott Press, here reproduced by Edward Burne-Jones. In the unclipped dust wrapper.
From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice Back. Kenn Back was a British meteorologist with the British Antarctic survey for many years. He spent eight winters in the Antarctic and is a descendent of Captain George Back. In addition, he served as base commander at Halley, Faraday and Rothera stations. His library collection was built over decades and highlights his love of polar exploration.
In the original publisher's bindings with decorative boards. Externally lovely with minor shelf wear only. With Kenn Back's bookplate to the front pastedown. The dust wrapper is unclipped and lovely with minor shelf wear only. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. With thirty-two full page plates from the 1896 edition, the work of William Morris' private Kelmscott Press, here reproduced by Edward Burne-Jones.
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