1950 The Nun's Priest's Tale of Chaucer
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Illustrated, Limited Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed
A limited edition work, of which one thousand copies were printed. Christmas card loosely inserted, signed by Allen Lane, the publisher, and his wife Letitia. A modern re-working of Chaucer's classic 'The Nun's Priest's Tale', one of his 'Canterbury Tales'. Put into modern English by Nevill Coghill, a noted literary scholar, who is well known for his modern English version of the 'Canterbury Tales'. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, colour title page, and in-text wood engravings. With wood engravings by Lynton Lamb,
In the original publisher's quarter paper vellum binding with patterned paper to the boards. Externally, smart. A little discolouration to the paper vellum. A couple of light spots to the fore edge. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Christmas card with a couple of light spots.
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