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The prologue to The Canterbury tales / with original screen images designed by Ronald King.

Author/Creator:
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400.
Standardized Title:
Canterbury tales. Prologue
Edition:
2nd ed.
Publication:
Guildford, Eng. : Circle Press Publications, c1978.
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 57 p., 15 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 41 cm.
Subjects:
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- England -- Poetry.
Fourteenth century -- Poetry.
England -- Social life and customs -- 14th century -- Poetry.
Place of Publication:
England Guildford.
Notes:
Issued in a slipcase.
"First designed and printed in 1966 by the artist for Editions Alecto, London and later published in 1967 by Circle Press in a limited edition of 125 unbound books. Second edition printed and published 1978 by Circle Press ... Guildford ... England"--Title page verso.
"This edition of 'The Prologue' is divided into twenty separate versions I-XX each of 250 copies signed by the artist. Included in all of these versions is a newly produced original screen-print or lithograph by Ronald King inserted into a folder containing a specially written poem or literary comment, related to Chaucer's text. (A list of these will be found in the back of the book on the colophon page.) In addition to these versions there are fifty books marked Artist Proof with a separate portfolio containing one each of the twenty new prints in their related folders."-- page [vii].
Introduction signed: Kevin Power.
"This book has been hand-set and printed letterpress in Monotype plantin series 110 at Seven Corners Press, Guildford and at Charles Mitchell Ltd., Woking ... binding and slip-cases supplied by Webb, Son & Co., Glamorgan, Wales ... The separate folders ... printed letterpress at Circle Press by William King and Walter Taylor. The signed screen-prints were also printed at Circle Press by John Christie and Ronald King ..."--Colophon.
Issued in a case.
This edition of 'The prologue' is divided into twenty separate versions I-XX each of 250 copies signed by the artist. Included in all of these versions is a newly produced original screen print or lithograph by Ronald King inserted into a folder containing a specially written poem or literary comment, related to Chaucer's text.
Local notes:
Culture Class Collection copy is version II, number 120/250, initialled by the artist. Folder with original print and poem: The Knight's Horse, by Andrew Crozier with an original print by Kevin Power: laid in.
Culture Class Collection copy is gift presented to the Penn Libraries in 1979 by Donald and Beth D. Lehn.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 1 is version II, number 26/250, initialled by the artist. Folder with original print and poem: The Knight's Horse, by Andrew Crozier with an original print by Ronald King laid in.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy is version XIV, number 12/250, initialled by the artist. Folder with original print and poem: The Doctor of Physic, by Keith Please with an original print by Ronald King laid in.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copies 1 & 2 have slipcases retained.
Athenaeum copy: No. 168 of 250 copies.
Penn Provenance:
King, Ronald, 1932- (autograph) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Lehn, Donald (donor) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Lehn, Beth D. (donor) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1978
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400.
King, Ronald, 1932-
Power, Kevin.
Crozier, Andrew.
Circle Press.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
English Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
King, Ronald, 1932- ill.
ISBN:
0901380326
9780901380326
OCLC:
10973807
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