Often called The Most Beautiful Book Ever Published, William Morris' acclaimed masterpiece The Kelmscott Chaucer set a new precedent for book design at the end of the 19th century, and was breathtaking in its number of illustrations and rich borders. Now its splendor can be yours with The Kelmscott Chaucer Book, an authentic First Edition hardcover replica exclusively from The Bradford Exchange Press. Recreated in exquisite authentic detail by expert literary preservationists and publishers Charles Winthrope & Sons, this stunning First Edition reproduction book is grandly-sized at over 17 inches high and masterfully showcases Morris' 14 large and 18 smaller ornamental borders, 26 heavily ornamented initial capitals and 87 illustrations by Morris' collaborator and friend, acclaimed Victorian painter Edward Burne-Jones throughout its exquisitely detailed pages.The Kelmscott Chaucer was first published in 1896 in Hammersmith London, the same year that William Morris died. Today, this gorgeous reproduction book highlights everything that made the original so impressive, from the intricate leather cover design and golden binding thread to the metal clasps to hold the book closed, designed by Morris after a 15th Century original. Plus, you will receive a FREE exclusive bonus letter that highlights the informative history of this landmark book, written by Executive Director of the New Chaucer Society, Ruth Evans, MA, PhD. Strong demand is anticipated, and the edition is limited to 1,896 books worldwide! Don't delay. Order now!
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