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The Canterbury Tales

Chaucer, Geoffrey; done into modern English verse by Frank Ernest Hill and newly revised for this edition; with miniatures by Arthur Szyk

Published by The Limited Editions Club; The George Macy Companies, Inc., New York, 1946
Condition: Very Good Plus Hardcover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Copy No. 5 of limited edition of 1,500; signed by Arthur Szyk. xx, 550, [2] pp. With color plate illustrations for each character and a double sided illustration for the entire group in the front, all done by Szyk in his highly original, ornate, appealingly lurid, Durer-esque manner. Clean and tight. With paper decoration of a Medieval-style diaper featuring a quattrofoil and cameo within. Some wear to leather, more pronounced at tips, and somewhat gouped up at lower rear gutter where a clumsy restoration might have been attempted. Still attractive overall. Some edgewear to the slipcase, which as a box retains functional integrity and remains handsome, with similar diaper pattern to boards but a bit darkened. Quarter Leather over Decorated Paper on Boards; with slipcase Signed Limited Edition; First Edition Thus. Bookseller Inventory # 001567

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Title: The Canterbury Tales

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club; The George Macy Companies, Inc., New York

Publication Date: 1946

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good Plus

Edition: 1st Edition

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