Alan Isaac Rare Books

The Merchant’s Tale


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Author: CHAUCER, Geoffrey

Published by: Lion and Unicorn Press, London.  1960

270 x 215mm.  Translated into Modern English by Neville Coghill, with illustrations by Derek Cousins.  Together with the version printed in the 1868-79 edition of the Ellesmere Manuscript.

Limited edition of 200 copies (this numbered 156).  Printed and bound by the Lion and Unicorn Press at the Royal College of Art, London.

Colour illustrated frontis, title, 64p. The leave are divided by colour, part plain and part green with both versions printed side by side. With 15 full page and highly coloured images by Derek Cousins.  Black end-leaves. Bound in beige cloth with bold illustration in black, highlighted in gold , to front and back. Lettered to the spine in gilt. 

Internally very clean and crisp and without signs of past ownership.  Very slight fraying to the bottom edge of spine and slight soiling and darkening to spine.