Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1946. Done into modern verse by Frank Ernest Hill and newly revised for this edition: with miniatures by Arthur Szyk.Of this edition of The Canterbury Tales fifteen hundred copies have been made for the members of The Limited Editions Club. This edition has been planned by George Macy and printed by E. The plates of the illustrations by Arthur Szyk have been engraved by Pioneer-Moss the paper has been fabricated by the Worthy Paper Company and the binding has been performed by Russell-Rutter. This is copy number 593 of 1,500 and is signed by the illustrator. Modest toning and wear to slipcase, rubbing to spine edges. Cream-colored pebbled leather over decorative illustrated paper. Top edge of the book block in blue. The pages and illustrations and cover are all in excellent shape (as in the slipcase given age) but there is definite cracking on the exterior of the spine that needs to dealt with very carefully (see pictures in detail) including last picture that. After the initial photographs when i put the book back in the slipcase. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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