Eric Gill Wood engraving for Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’. Printed from the original woodblock by Gill and Hague in 1934 on machine made paper and unsigned as issued. In very good condition.
Image Size 130 x 200 mm (5 x 7.5 inches)
Page size 210 x 310 mm (12 x 9.5 inches)
Reference: Physick 652, Cleverdon 355,46. Representing the initial letter ‘I’ and an illustration to page 63, 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. Even today, it is highly prized by collectors. It is a set of four large books.It was subsequently published in Doulgas Cleverdon book.