First edition. Two volumes. Contemporary full brown calf by Cedric Chivers of Bath, finely decorated in relief and gilt. Hand decorated floral endpapers. Gilt ruled and decorated inner dentelles. Top edge gilt. Woodcut title, decorative borders and woodcut initials designed by William Morris, Chaucer type printed in red and black on handmade paper. The bindings are square and firm with some rubbing to the extremities. The contents are clean and bright throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An exceptional example in every respect.
Published on 25th September 1895 in an edition of 600 copies on paper (there were also 12 copies printed on vellum). (Peterson A35).
Stock code: 17619