The strength of The Morgan’s collection of William Morris, however, lies in the documentation of Morris’s ventures into printing, typography, and book design for the Kelmscott Press. Trials, preliminary drawings, and proofs for typography, ornamental initials, and illustrations comprise an archaeological trove pertaining to his masterpiece, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1896).

The strength of The Morgan’s collection of William Morris, however, lies in the documentation of Morris’s ventures into printing, typography, and book design for the Kelmscott Press. Trials, preliminary drawings, and proofs for typography, ornamental initials, and illustrations comprise an archaeological trove pertaining to his masterpiece, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1896).

Pre Raphaelite Art: Edward Burne-Jones, from The works of Geoffrey Chaucer

Pre Raphaelite Art: Edward Burne-Jones, from The works of Geoffrey Chaucer

Kelmscot, "The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer," illustrated by William Morris.

Kelmscot, "The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer," illustrated by William Morris.

William Morris (1834–1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and utopian socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement. Kelmscott was devoted to the publishing of limited-edition, illuminated-style print books. The 1896 Kelmscott edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer is considered a masterpiece of book design.

William Morris (1834–1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and utopian socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement. Kelmscott was devoted to the publishing of limited-edition, illuminated-style print books. The 1896 Kelmscott edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer is considered a masterpiece of book design.

BROWN, Ford Madox English Pre-Raphaelite (1821-1893)_Chaucer at the Court of Edward III  - 1850-1868   Geoffrey Chaucer Reading the "Legend of Custance" to Edward III and his Court, at the Palace of Sheen, on the Anniversary of the Black Prince's Forty-Fifth Birthday

BROWN, Ford Madox English Pre-Raphaelite (1821-1893)_Chaucer at the Court of Edward III - 1850-1868 Geoffrey Chaucer Reading the "Legend of Custance" to Edward III and his Court, at the Palace of Sheen, on the Anniversary of the Black Prince's Forty-Fifth Birthday

William Russell Flint, "Judith, by hir good conseil, delivered the citee of Bethulie, / in which she dwelled, out of the handes of Olofernus (Tale of Melibeus)", from: "The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer: Illustrated after Drawings by W. Russell Flint", p. 201, illustration, 1913

William Russell Flint, "Judith, by hir good conseil, delivered the citee of Bethulie, / in which she dwelled, out of the handes of Olofernus (Tale of Melibeus)", from: "The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer: Illustrated after Drawings by W. Russell Flint", p. 201, illustration, 1913

For the love of Books...The 1896 Kelmscott edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer considered a masterpiece of book design. Designer, William Morris (1834–1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and utopian socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement.

For the love of Books...The 1896 Kelmscott edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer considered a masterpiece of book design. Designer, William Morris (1834–1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and utopian socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement.

The Kelmscott Chaucer - eBook Treasure     The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer is a masterpiece of book design and is acknowledged widely as the zenith of 19th-century book production. It contains 87 wood-engraved illustrations by the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones.    This copy - one of 425 copies printed on paper - was purchased by Mrs Enriqueta Augustina Rylands, for her personal collection. The Library also holds one of the 13 copies printed on vellum.

The Kelmscott Chaucer - eBook Treasure The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer is a masterpiece of book design and is acknowledged widely as the zenith of 19th-century book production. It contains 87 wood-engraved illustrations by the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones. This copy - one of 425 copies printed on paper - was purchased by Mrs Enriqueta Augustina Rylands, for her personal collection. The Library also holds one of the 13 copies printed on vellum.

William Russel Flint, "For certein, whan that fortune list to flee ...", from: "The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer: Illustrated after Drawings by W. Russell Flint", p. 4, illustration, 1913

William Russel Flint, "For certein, whan that fortune list to flee ...", from: "The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer: Illustrated after Drawings by W. Russell Flint", p. 4, illustration, 1913

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