GILL, Eric

Eric Gill ‘Wife of Bath’s Tale: Prologue’



Eric Gill wood engraving for Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’  printed from the original block by Gill and Hague in 1934. Printed on machine made paper and unsigned as issued. The sheet is slightly ruckled along margins else good.

Image Size 130 x 200 mm  (5 x 7.5 inches)
Page size 210 x 310 mm  (12 x 9.5 inches)


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Reference: Physick 650, Cleverdon 353,45.   The initial letter ‘E’ and an illustration to page 34, Vol.lll of Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’, Golden Cockerel Press, 1929.The wood engraving was originally cut for Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’ published by ‘The Golden Cockerel Press in 1929. The edition was number 63 in the publications of the Golden Cockerel Press. The woodcut was subsequently printed from the original woodblock for the Douglas Cleverdon edition ‘Engravings 1928-1933 by Eric Gill’, printed by Gill and Hague, published by Faber & Faber Ltd in 1934. This edition is rare and was printed in a small edition size.

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